Meanings of minor planet names: 360001–361000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
360001–360100
360072 Alcimedon 2013 AJ131 Alcimedon, son of Laerceus, and one of the commanders of the Myrmidons under Patroclus.
360701–360800
360762 FRIPON 2005 AT The Fireball Recovery and Inter Planetary Observation Network’s (FRIPON) aim is to locate all the meteorites that fall in France.


Preceded by
359,001–360,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 360,001–361,000
Succeeded by
361,001–362,000