562 Salome

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562 Salome
Discovered by M. F. Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date April 3, 1905
1905 QH
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.307 AU
Perihelion 2.735 AU
3.021 AU
Eccentricity 0.095
5.250 a
Inclination 11.125°

562 Salome is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on April 3, 1905 from Heidelberg. It is named after Salome, the daughter of Herodias who is referenced in the New Testament.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "562 Salome", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 

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