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Dwarf Planet Ceres
The dwarf planet of Ceres. It is the largest object located in the astroid belt, but the smallest of the dwarf planets in our solar system ( there are three in total Pluto, Eris, and Ceres). It is located in the astroid belt, which is between Mars and Jupiter. It was discovered in the year 1801 and was at one point a planet, but was later dropped. Then it was classified as a astroid then finally in 2006 it was reclassified to be a dwarf planet. It's minimum distance from Earth is about 147,098,074 km
. It is also has a diameter of about 950
kilometers which is much less then our Earth's 12,756 km. We have not yet landed on Ceres, even with a rover we could not reach it, because of it's many astroids around it. So it would be very interesting to visit this uncharted land where there has been no evidence of man. Although one who did visit might have a very good chance of getting hit by an adtroid, because of it's location. A very resource full sight that I used to find out a lot of information on Ceres was http://www.solarviews.com/eng/ceres.htm. If my fellow bloggers would like to follow me I will be making updates every
Saturday, but they might come late, becuase of the approval that has to go through ok. Have A great week everbody!!!
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Hello fellow bloggers my name is Manny D and I sure am excited for Earth Science this year. My favorite subjects would have to be science and social studies. I am also an avid soccer and hockey player. Some of my hobbies include golf, fishing,and farming. I am also Portuguese. Being that I am very proud of my heritage you will probaly be hearing updates about what is going on in Portugal. Eighth grade I'm sure will be a fun year for me and all of my classmates. I hope it is for you to. Update will be made regularly and feel free to visit again.