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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  ...

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, ...

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 ...

Planetary Names: Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers

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This page shows information about planetary bodies named by the IAU Working Group for ... The IAU Minor Planet Center maintains a list of minor planet names.

Five minor planets named after top Chinese scientists[1]- Chinadaily ...

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Jan 5, 2016 ... Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists, including the country's first Nobel laureate scientist Tu Youyou.

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 ...

Minor Planet Named for John Muir - Johnmuir - Geography - John ...

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Minor Planet 2004PX42 Named for John Muir - Johnmuir , A part of the John Muir Exhibit.

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 ...

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

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 ...