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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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Image: Comparison of Asteroid Sizes

Comparison of Asteroid Sizes

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Hubble image of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the main asteroid belt, compared with four other asteroids (Gaspra, Eros, Ida and Vesta) and Mars.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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