Meanings of minor planet names: 293001–294000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II. Meanings marked with * are from legacy sources may not be accurate.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB".

293001–293100[edit]

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

293101–293200[edit]

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293201–293300[edit]

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293301–293400[edit]

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293366 Roux 2007 EQ9 Pierre Paul Emile Roux (1853–1933) was a French bacteriologist. He was the closest collaborator of Louis Pasteur. JPL · 293399
293383 Maigret 2007 EZ38 Jules Maigret, also known as "Commissaire Maigret", a fictional character created by writer Georges Simenon in 1931. Maigret is a French police detective and Commissaire a la Brigade Criminelle de Paris. JPL · 293383

293401–293500[edit]

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293477 Teotihuacan 2007 FY Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential avenue of the dead; and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved. JPL · 293477
293499 Wolinski 2007 GP5 Georges Wolinski (1934–2015), a French cartoonist JPL · 293499

293501–293600[edit]

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293601–293700[edit]

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293701–293800[edit]

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293707 Govoradloanatoly 2007 QT1 Anatoliy Vasylyovych Govoradlo (born 1960), a physicist by education, who is also known as a Ukrainian poet and composer. JPL · 293707

293801–293900[edit]

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293809 Zugspitze 2007 RD162 Zugspitze, located in the Alps, the highest mountain (2962 m) in Germany. JPL · 293809
293878 Tapping 2007 RV274 Kenneth Tapping (born 1945), a solar physicist at the NRC-Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory. JPL · 293878

293901–294000[edit]

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293909 Matterhorn 2007 SS2 The Matterhorn (Monte Cervino; Mont Cervin), a remarkably shaped mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy JPL · 293909
293926 Harrystine 2007 TJ1 G. Harry Stine (1928–1997), one of the founding figures of model rocketry (hobby of spacemodeling) in the 1950s, enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts today. He also founded the National Association of Rocketry. JPL · 293926
293934 MPIA 2007 TM8 The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy at Heidelberg, Germany JPL · 293934
293985 Franquin 2007 TF69 Andre Franquin (1924–1997) was a Belgian comics artist, producer of the Spirou and Fantasio strip, and creator of the characters Gaston Lagaffe and Marsupilami JPL · 293985

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.


Preceded by
292,001–293,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 293,001–294,000
Succeeded by
294,001–295,000