July 18, 2024
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Ceres, the capital of the Belt, in the television series “The Expanse”

Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the largest known asteroid (~940 km diameter) and the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system. In the universe of the extension Television series (a science fiction political drama set in the mid-24th century, when humans colonized the entire solar system) Ceres serves as the de facto capital of the Belt, one of three competing powers in the extensionalong with the United Nations (based on Earth) and Mars.

Ceres naturally has a gravity of 0.029 g (2.9% of Earth's gravity), but in the universe of the extension it has been artificially spun up to 0.3 g of centrifugal force (so “gravity” points in the opposite direction, not towards the center of the planet). There is a population of around 6 million in Ceres Station consisting of tens of thousands of kilometers of tunnels drilled deep into Ceres. Ceres Station It is the most important spaceport in the Belt, between 800 and 1,000 ships dock at Ceres every day, so, in addition to the 6 million permanent residents, there are a million more in transit at any given time. Ceres Station It was initially governed by the United Nations, but during season 1 of the show Outer Planets Alliance (takeover bida fractured sociopolitical movement trying to unite the Belt) takes control.

Life on Ceres is described in seasons 1 and 6 of the extension. Here you can see some of the best shots from locations in Ceres Station (some of them scaled down from 4K UHD displays for better image quality), as well as some concept art for Ceres:

Ceres in the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres station in the city center:

Downtown Ceres Station in the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres station docks on the surface of Ceres:

The Ceres station docks to the surface of Ceres in the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres Administrative Plaza:

Ceres Administrative Plaza in the television series 'The Expanse'

Concept art for the Medina level in Ceres by North Front Studio:

Concept art for the Medina level in Ceres by North Front Studio for the television series 'The Expanse'

Representatives from Earth, Mars and the Belt discuss the creation of the transport union:

Negotiations to create the Transport Union in the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres station docks on the surface of Ceres:

The Ceres station docks to the surface of Ceres in the television series 'The Expanse'

Concept art for Ceres Docks by Tim Warnock:

Concept art of the Ceres docks by Tim Warnock for the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres Station Docks:

A ship entering the Ceres station docks in the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres station is attached to the television series 'The Expanse'

Ceres station in the city center. Note that the horizon tilts up, not down:

Downtown Ceres Station in the television series 'The Expanse'

Concept art for Mid-town Ceres by North Front Studio:

Mid-town Ceres concept art by North Front Studio for 'The Expanse' TV series

Detective Miller visiting Ceres Administrative Plaza:

Detective Miller visits Ceres Administrative Plaza in the television series 'The Expanse'

Detective Miller visits Ceres Administrative Plaza in the television series 'The Expanse'

A ship approaching Ceres:

A ship approaching Ceres in the television series 'The Expanse'

Marco Inaros at the Ceres Station docks:

A ship approaching Ceres in the television series 'The Expanse'

The Free Navy flagship Pella at the docks at Ceres Station:

The Free Navy flagship Pella at Ceres Station docks in the television series 'The Expanse'

Rocinante at the Ceres Station docks:

Rocinante at the Ceres station docking in the television series 'The Expanse'

Rocinante leaving the Ceres Station dock:

Rocinante leaves the Ceres dock in the television series 'The Expanse'

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