Meanings of minor planet names: 240001–241000

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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.

240001–240100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice-hockey player. JPL · 240022

240101–240200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

240201–240300[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

240301–240400[edit]

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240364 Kozmutza 2003 SQ129 Flóra Kozmutza (1905–1995) was a Hungarian educator, psychologist and high school teacher. JPL · 240364
240381 Emilchyne 2003 SB317 Emilchyne, the district in Ukraine. JPL · 240381

240401–240500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

240501–240600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

240601–240700[edit]

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240697 Gemenc 2005 GC Gemenc, a forest and the only remaining tidal area of the Danube in Hungary. JPL · 240697

240701–240800[edit]

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240757 Farkasberci 2005 KS8 Bertalan "Berci" Farkas (born 1949), the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. JPL · 240757

240801–240900[edit]

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240871 MOSS 2006 DA The Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey or MOSS is an international amateur sky survey established in 2011. JPL · 240871

240901–241000[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

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
239,001–240,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 240,001–241,000
Succeeded by
241,001–242,000