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Asteroid (8833) Acer

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Named for Aceraceae, the maple family, with two genera and more than 100 species. One well-known species is Acer saccharum (sugar maple), the sap of which is used for maple syrup and maple sugar.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid

Reference: MPC 34348

Name: 
Acer
Number: 
8833
Designation: 
1989 RW
Disc. Date: 
1989-09-03
Discoverer: 
Elst, E.W.
Disc. Place: 
Haute Provence