Meanings of minor planet names: 228001–229000

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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.

228001–228100[edit]

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228029 MANIAC 2008 GN MANIAC was an early computer, based on the von Neumann architecture. JPL · 228029

228101–228200[edit]

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228110 Eudorus 2008 TC9 Eudorus, one of the captains of Achilles' fierce Myrmidon troops. JPL · 228110
228133 Ripoll 2009 QM22 Andrés Ripoll (born 1933) was involved in the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz and Skylab space programs. He was the founder and manager of the Villafranca del Castillo tracking station (Spain) and the European Astronaut Centre (Germany). He has received awards for his extensive professional and research activities. JPL · 228133
228135 Sodnik 2009 RE4 Zoran Sodnik (born 1957), manager of the ESA's Optical Ground Station. JPL · 228135
228136 Billary 2009 RF4 William Griffith (born 1956) and Hillary U. Galkin (born 1956), avid amateur astronomers from southern California. JPL · 228136
228165 Mezentsev 2009 SJ170 Andrey Georgievich Mezentsev (born 1949), a Russian astronomer, solar physics expert, coronal holes researcher, lecturer in Petrozavodsk State University and astronomy popularizer. JPL · 228165
228180 Puertollano 2009 TE5 Puertollano, an industrial city in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. JPL · 228180

228201–228300[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228301–228400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228401–228500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228501–228600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228601–228700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228701–228800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

228801–228900[edit]

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228883 Cliffsimak 2003 PT4 Clifford Donald Simak (1904–1988), an American science-fiction writer. JPL · 228883
228893 Gerevich 2003 RL8 Aladár Gerevich (1910–1991), a fencer from Hungary, who is regarded as the greatest Olympic swordsman ever. JPL · 228893

228901–229000[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
227,001–228,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 228,001–229,000
Succeeded by
229,001–230,000