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Meanings of minor planet names

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This is a list of minor planets which have been officially named by the Minor Planet Center (MPC). The list consists of partial pages each covering a number ...

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  ...

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, ...

CB News - Minor planet named after chess player | Chess News

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Perth Amboy Native Names Minor Planets "Perth Amboy" and ...

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It's official. The solar system now holds two minor planets named "Manhattan" and "Perth Amboy." They are part of the main asteroid belt between Mars and ...

Astronomical Names - The Nine Planets

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Jan 14, 2000 ... The names of the objects in the solar system are particularly so. ... Asteroids are at first given provisional numbers by the Minor Planet Center ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...