Photo: NASA Goddard, Ceres, 2020 (Some rights reserved)

Spotlight on Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Ceres was the first asteroid discovered in January 1801.

220 years ago today: 1st asteroid discovered
Ceres Probably Formed Farther out in the Solar System and Migrated Inward

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