Dwarf Planets

What is the difference from an asteroid to a dwarf planet?

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A dwarf planet is a body that orbits the sun - is often beyond the orbit of Jupiter and is classified below a planet. An asteroid is a body that orbits the sun within the asteroid belt.

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a dwarf planet is a planet that is too big to be an asteroid and is too small to be a planet and a asteroid flys around in space but a dwarf planet goes around a sun pluto is a dwarf planet


Ceres is both an asteroid and a dwarf planet.


well the difference is that asteroids are giant rocks floating around and they are part of the asteroid belt. Dwarf planets are bigger and are too big to be an asteroid and too small to be a planet.Did you know that one dwarf planet Ceres is actually one of Jupiter's largest moons!!!! :)


Ceres is the only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt.


Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet [See related question] it is the largest asteroid and only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt [See related question]


Ceres is the only planet in the asteroid belt spellcheck your question


It was a asteroid for 76 years but in 2006 they classified it a dwarf planet.


None, a dwarf planet is just a smaller planet that is bigger than a asteroid


Ceresis the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. It is technically classified as a dwarf planet and is the closest dwarf planet to Earth in the solar system.


ceres dwarf planet, asteroid, planetoid, "ceroid"/"terrestrial dwarf", planet (1801-1854; 2006-present (if you call dwarf planets "planets") )



Ceres, now called a "dwarf planet", used to be an asteroid. It is the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.


Asteroid has uneven shapes. Dwarf planet is a large, round object that revolves around the Sun but has not cleared the region around its orbit.


It's an asteroid and only an asteroid. A big one at that, second to Ceres (Dwarf Planet) and there is a possibility that it might be added to dwarf planet status in the near future once it's shape has been confirmed.


None. Ceres is the only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt.


There are no planets in the asteroid belt. There are asteroids and the dwarf planet Ceres.


Ceres, minor-planet designation 1 Ceres, is the largest asteroid and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System. It is a rock-ice body 950 km (590 mi) in diameter and it is the smallest identified dwarf planet.


Ceres in the asteroid belt.


The biggest asteroid is Ceres. But it is now classified as a dwarf planet


Yes. Ceres is the only dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt.


The largest asteroid is the dwarf planet Ceres. If dwarf planets are not counted, then the next largest is Pallas (by size) or Vesta (by mass).


It is neither. Right now Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet.


Ceres. Its the smallest of the official dwarf planets, but largest of the asteroids. Its in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.


Mars does not lie within the asteroid belt. It orbits nearer the Sun than the asteroid belt, so is an inner planet. In order from the Sun, the solar bodies or groups are:The Inner Planets: MercuryVenusEarthMarsThe Asteroid Belt and Dwarf Planet CeresThe Outer Planets: JupiterSaturnUranusNeptuneThe Cometary Belt CentaursThe Kuiper Belt Dwarf Planet PlutoDwarf Planet HaumeaDwarf Planet MakemakeThe Scattered Disc Dwarf Planet ErisThe Oort Cloud


Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt.



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