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Meanings of minor planet names


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 ...

How Are Minor Planets Named? - Minor Planet Center


We are the official body that deals with astrometric observations and orbits of minor planets (asteroids) and comets.

Naming of Astronomical Objects | IAU


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


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


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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

Asteroid Naming Guidelines | The Planetary Society


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 ...


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 ...

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Alphabetical list of minor planet names - Minor Planet Center


Offers updated alphabetical list of minor planet names.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory: Ceres Connection


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?


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 ...