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Asteroid King

T his is an impression of the largest asteroid, Ceres, now also formally designated a dwarf planet. Nobody has ever seen Ceres up close, but astronomers know that it is spherical (diameter about 1000 km) because of its mass. So I had free reign here to invent anything I wanted. Note that I added the extra asteroids to the right merely for artistic reasons. Despite what you see in the movies, the asteroid belt is actually extremely thin. If you lived on an asteroid in the main belt, such as Ceres, you would likely not see another one in close up in your lifetime.

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Name: Asteroid King

Category: Solar System

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2002

Client: Personal

Tags: Ceres Sun asteroid asteroid belt dwarf planet