Meanings of minor planet names: 172001–173000

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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 number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

172001–172100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
172090 Davidmccomas 2002 CL257 David J. McComas (born 1958), a Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, served as a Co-Investigator on the Particles and Plasma Science Team for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 172090

172101–172200[edit]

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172191 Ralphmcnutt 2002 PH152 Ralph McNutt (born 1953) is a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He served as a science team co-investigator and as the Principal Investigator of the PEPSSI instrument aboard the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 172191

172201–172300[edit]

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172269 Tator 2002 TJ69 Michael Tator, German amateur astronomer and co-founder of Turtle Star Observatory in Muelheim-Ruhr JPL · 172269

172301–172400[edit]

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172315 Changqiaoxiaoxue 2002 TL300 Suzhou ChangQiao Primary School JPL · 172315
172317 Walterbos 2002 TZ315 Rene Walterbos, Dutch/American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 172317
172318 Wangshui 2002 TY342 Shu-i Wang, American optical engineer and a Sloan Digital Sky Survey builder JPL · 172318

172401–172500[edit]

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172425 Taliajacobi 2003 OJ18 Talia Jacobi (born 1977), Israeli medical student, nature guide and fan of astronomy, wife of the discoverer David Polishook JPL · 172425

172501–172600[edit]

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172525 Adamblock 2003 TY1 Adam Block (born 1973), American astronomy popularizer, discoverer of minor planets and astronomical director of the Mount Lemmon Science Center JPL · 172525

172601–172700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

172701–172800[edit]

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172734 Giansimon 2004 CN1 Gianluca and Simona, sons of Italian co-discoverer Giancarlo Fagioli JPL · 172734

172801–172900[edit]

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172850 Coppens 2005 EU27 Yves Coppens, French paleoanthropologist, codiscoverer of the Australopithecus afarensis Lucy JPL · 172850

172901–173000[edit]

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172932 Bachleitner 2005 JC Hannes Bachleitner (born 1965), a well-known Austrian amateur astronomer and astrophotographer JPL · 172932
172947 Baeyens 2005 JQ138 Dennis A. Baeyens, molecular biologist JPL · 172947
172989 Xuliyang 2006 KW67 Xu Liyang, a friend of Chinese co-discoverer Ye Quan-Zhi JPL · 172989
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 Philip John Stooke, Canadian geographer, author of the International Atlas of Lunar Exploration JPL · 172996

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
171,001–172,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 172,001–173,000
Succeeded by
173,001–174,000