Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of
articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
8648 Salix (1989 RJ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on
September 2, 1989 by E. W. Elst at Haute-Provence Observatory.
Asteroids (from Greek 'star' and 'like, in form') are a class of
small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun. They have also
been called planetoids, especially the larger ones. These terms
have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting
the Sun that did not show the disk of a planet and was not observed
to have the characteristics of an active comet, but as small
objects in the outer Solar System were discovered, their
volatile-based surfaces were found to more closely resemble comets,
and so were often distinguished from traditional asteroids.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!