Hubble Tracks Ceres
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Duration: 20 seconds

The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys studied the asteroid Ceres for a full nine-hour rotational period. The observations represent the most complete view of Ceres, showing that the asteroid has a round shape like Earth and may have a rocky core and a thin crust, also like our planet. Ceres may even have a mantle of water-ice. The features are reflected in this movie of the asteroid's rotational period.


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Asteroids, Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Small Solar System Bodies, Solar System

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Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, J.Y. Li (University of Maryland) and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: September 7, 2005


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