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Where are all the large impact craters on Ceres?

Where are all the large impact craters on Ceres? Astronomers agree with you — most of the rocks in our asteroid belt look pretty careworn.So they expected that when NASA’s Dawn spacecraft got to Ceres, they would see similarly many large impact craters marring the dwarf planet’s surface, just like every other rocky thing in our entire solar system.

NASA says dwarf planet Ceres has plenty of water ice

NASA says dwarf planet Ceres has plenty of water ice That doesn’t mean Ceres is lacking in water ice.On its way to Ceres, the ion engine-powered craft swing by the asteroid Vesta.