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Dwarf Planet Ceres: Biggest in the Asteroid Belt (Infographic)

Facts about protoplanet Ceres.
The Dawn space probe is getting humanity's best view yet of the tiny survivor from the solar system's earliest days. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

The dwarf planet Ceres is 590 miles (950 kilometers) in diameter, or about the size of the state of Texas. Ceres is thought to be a surviving protoplanet, or planetary embryo, formed 4.57 billion years ago in the earliest days of our solar system

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