Orbit of Ceres, computer artwork

Orbit of Ceres, computer artwork

R300/0299 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 57.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Orbit of Ceres. Computer artwork showing the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres (upper right) in relation to the planets Mars (closest to the Sun) and Jupiter (bottom right). A dwarf planet is an object that fails to dominate its orbit around the Sun (unlike a true planet), but which still has an independent orbit (unlike moons), and is large enough to be spherical due to gravity. Ceres, which is part of the asteroid belt, fails to dominate its orbit, and thus is classed as a dwarf planet. The other known asteroids are too small to be dwarf planets. For a series of similar diagrams see R300/296 - R300/299.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: above, artwork, asteroid, asteroid belt, asteroids, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, celestial mechanics, ceres, diagram, dwarf planet, dynamics, first, illustration, jupiter, mars, milky way, oldest, orbit, orbital, orbits, overhead, planet, planetary, planetary science, planets, reclassified, solar system, space, sun

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.