(dwarf planet and largest asteroid)
Ceres (1 Ceres) is the largest asteroid
and the first discovered,
and now classified as a dwarf planet, being spherical due to
its own gravity. It lies in the main asteroid belt,
between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
It was termed a planet when it was first discovered in 1801,
but after numerous asteroids were discovered,
the convention grew to distinguish asteroids from planets.
Ceres has no moons.
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