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Giuseppe Piazzi and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

Giuseppe Piazzi and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Asteroid Ceresimage by Hubble space telescope On January 1, 1801, Italian Catholic priest of the Theatine order, mathematician, and astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered Ceres, today known as the largest member of the asteroid belt. We already had several articles on almost all the planets of the Solar System, including the dwarf planets. As you might know, our Solar System does not only comprise the Sun and the planets Mercury,…
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