Meanings of minor planet names: 87001–88000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
87001–87100
87097 Lomaki 2000 LJ10 Lomaki is one of smaller pueblos surrounding the main Wupatki pueblo.
87301–87400
87312 Akirasuzuki 2000 QK1 Akira Suzuki (born 1930) has developed a new research topic that is globally recognized as the Suzuki coupling reaction. It is for this achievement that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010.
87901–88000
87954 Tomkaye 2000 TK Tom Kaye, American businessman and amateur astronomer
Preceded by
86,001–87,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 87,001–88,000
Succeeded by
88,001–89,000