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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_planet_designation

Formal minor planet designations are number–name combinations overseen by the Minor ... (Note: on English Wikipedia, named minor planets never use parentheses in their designations. However, redirects from parenthetical versions exist ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is neither a planet .... Finally, in the third step, it may be named by its discoverers. However, only a small fraction of all minor planets have been named. The vast majority ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_planets_named_after_people

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 ...

www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/info/HowNamed.html

A fuller description of how minor planets are named is given below, but you will need to understand some basic astronomical concepts in order to fully ...

resources.asteroidday.org/resources/list-of-minor-planets-named-after-people

This is the official list of people who have an asteroid named after them. The list is being updated by Asteroid Day. Asteroid names are designated by IAU...

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-do-planets-get-their-names-180962577

Mar 17, 2017 ... Sorry, Planet McPlanetface: Asteroids, moons and other celestial ... the IAU now regulates asteroid names—along with planets, minor planets, ...

www.iau.org/public/themes/naming

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

aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/minorplanets.php

Aug 10, 2017 ... The controversy over whether Pluto should be given a minor planet number ... Piazzi named the new planet Ceres Ferdinandea after Ceres, the ...

www.planetary.org/get-involved/contests/osirisrex/guidelines.html

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