Meanings of minor planet names: 98001–99000

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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.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

98001–98100[edit]

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

98101–98200[edit]

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98127 Vilgusová 2000 SP24 Hedvika Vilgusová, 20th-century Czech book illustrator JPL · 98127

98201–98300[edit]

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98301–98400[edit]

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98401–98500[edit]

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98494 Marsupilami 2000 UN111 Marsupilami, comic-strip character created by the Belgian cartoonist André Franquin JPL · 98494

98501–98600[edit]

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98601–98700[edit]

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98701–98800[edit]

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98722 Elenaumberto 2000 YJ8 Elena Persichilli and Umberto Masi, parents of the discoverer JPL · 98722

98801–98900[edit]

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98825 Maryellen 2000 YF139 Mary Ellen Craven, companion and partner of the discoverer JPL · 98825
98866 Giannabussolari 2001 AC53 Gianna Bussolari (born 1943) has been a beloved teacher for three decades. Mother of three, she is very much appreciated by a worldwide community of astronomers as a charming guest and hostess, deserving substantial credit for the success of several astronomical conferences organized in Padova. JPL · 98866

98901–99000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
97,001–98,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 98,001–99,000
Succeeded by
99,001–100,000

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