Meanings of minor planet names: 169001–170000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

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 number-range 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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

169001–169100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
169078 Chuckshaw 2001 HD14 Charles "Chuck" Shaw, the mission director for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope rescue mission STS-125. JPL · 169078

169101–169200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

169201–169300[edit]

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169299 Sirko 2001 SK353 Edwin Sirko (born 1978) is a former American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, known for his work on cosmological simulations. He was lead programmer on NASA's official computer game, Moonbase Alpha JPL · 169299

169301–169400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

169401–169500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

169501–169600[edit]

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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). JPL · 169568

169601–169700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

169701–169800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

169801–169900[edit]

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169834 Hujie 2002 QX95 Hu Jie, wife of the discoverer Tao Chen JPL · 169834

169901–170000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
168,001–169,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 169,001–170,000
Succeeded by
170,001–171,000