Meanings of minor planet names: 169001–170000
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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.
Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.
|Name||Provisional Designation||Source of Name|
|169078 Chuckshaw||2001 HD14||Charles "Chuck" Shaw, the mission director for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope rescue mission STS-125. †|
|169568 Baranauskas||2002 FN6||Antanas Baranauskas (1835–1902), a Roman Catholic bishop, mathematician and poet who wrote one of the greatest works in Lithuanian literature, Anyksciu silelis (The Forest of Anyksciai).[MPC 86715]|
|169834 Hujie||2002 QX95||Hu Jie is the newly-wedded wife of Tao Chen, who discovered this minor planet †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 169,001–170,000