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List of minor planets named after people - Wikipedia, the free ...

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This is a list of minor planets named after people, both real and fictional. Contents . [hide]. 1 Science. 1.1 Astronomers. 1.1.1 Amateur; 1.1.2 Professional; 1.1.3 ...

How Are Minor Planets Named? - Minor Planet Center

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Contrary to some recent media reports it is not possible to buy a minor planet. If you have a name you would like to apply, the best advice is "Go out and discover  ...

Naming of Astronomical Objects | IAU

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Spelling of Names; Naming of Solar System Objects and Features: Planetary Features; Definition of a Planet; Dwarf Planets; Satellites of Planets in the Solar ...

Minor Planets - Universe Today

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Jul 18, 2009 ... Approximately 15,000 minor planets have been given official names while the rest are numbered. When asteroids were first discovered, they ...

9 Indians Who Have Planets Named After Them - Indiatimes.com

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Apr 3, 2015 ... At 16, Hamsa Padmanabhan had a minor planet 21575 named 'Hamsa', after her . She was then a second-year B.Sc student of Fergusson ...

When did the asteroids become minor planets?

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Apr 18, 2016 ... The controversy over whether Pluto should be given a minor planet number ... Piazzi named the new planet Ceres Ferdinandea after Ceres, the ...

Minor planet named after chess player | Chess News - ChessBase

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Apr 1, 2015 ... Michael Rudenko, committee member of the Minor Planet Center, a chess buff with a Playchess account, decided it was appropriate to name ...

Why Are So Many Asteroids Named For Celebrities? | Mental Floss

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Aug 4, 2010 ... You know the names of our solar system's planets, but you might not have realized that hundreds of asteroids and minor planets also revolve ...

Minor planet named after Stillwater Area High School senior |

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Mar 14, 2016 ... Max Ylitalo, a Stillwater Area High School senior, was recently selected to have a minor planet (asteroid) named after him. (Photo courtesy of ...

Asteroid Naming Guidelines | The Planetary Society

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When asteroids are discovered, they are initially named with numbers and letters encoding when they were first spotted. The Minor Planet Center at the ...

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Alphabetical list of minor planet names - Minor Planet Center

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Offers updated alphabetical list of minor planet names.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory: Ceres Connection

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory, in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union, named a minor planet discovered by the LINEAR program in honor of the team ...

Minor Planet Name Guide

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Mar 25, 1999 ... All minor planet names are subject to the approval of the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN), a working group of IAU Division III, ...