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September 7, 2005 02:30 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-27

Largest Asteroid May Be 'Mini Planet' with Water Ice

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Color View of Ceres Image Type: Astronomical Color View of CeresPRC2005-27b
Comparison of Asteroid Sizes Image Type: Illustration Comparison of Asteroid Sizes
Cutaway View of Ceres Image Type: Illustration Cutaway View of Ceres
Images of the Asteroid Ceres Rotation Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Images of the Asteroid Ceres Rotation
Ceres: December 30, 2003 15:46 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: December 30, 2003 15:46 UT
Ceres: December 30, 2003 16:21 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: December 30, 2003 16:21 UT
Ceres: January 23, 2004 23:40 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: January 23, 2004 23:40 UT
Ceres: January 24, 2004 00:15 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: January 24, 2004 00:15 UT
Ceres: January 24, 2004 02:52 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: January 24, 2004 02:52 UT
Ceres: January 24, 2004 03:27 UT Image Type: Astronomical Ceres: January 24, 2004 03:27 UT