Meanings of minor planet names: 239001–240000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
239001–239100
239071 Penghu 2006 GF Penghu, the only island county of Taiwan and consists of 64 small islands.
239101–239200
239200 Luoyang 2006 MD13 Luoyang, an ancient city situated on the central plain of China.
239301–239400
239307 Kruchynenko 2007 QS3 Vitaliy Grygorovych Kruchynenko (born 1934), professor and doctor of physics and mathematics.
239501–239600
239593 Tianwenbang 2008 UD55 Tianwenbang is an alliance of the astronomy clubs of several senior high schools in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
239601–239700
239611 Likwohting 2008 UC212 Kwoh-Ting Li (born 1911) was trained as a physicist but became the mastermind of Taiwan's industrial revolution and economic miracle between 1960 and 1990.
239675 Mottez 2008 YW24 Fabrice Mottez (b. 1963) works on plasma astrophysics at the Paris Observatory. His work has contributed to the physics of Earth’s polar auroras, to radio emissions of solar-system planets and satellites, as well as pulsars and their electromagnetic interaction with orbiting companions, including asteroids.
239701–239800
239792 Hankakováčová 2010 EM34 Hanka Kovácová (born 1986), a director and dramaturgist.
239801–239900
239890 Edudeldon 2000 RX11 Eduardo Delgado Donate (1977–2007), an astrophysicist who mainly studied the formation of multiple-star and brown-dwarf systems.


Preceded by
238,001–239,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 239,001–240,000
Succeeded by
240,001–241,000