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Meanings of minor planet names: 213001–214000

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]

213001–213100Edit

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

213101–213200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

213201–213300Edit

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213255 Kimiyayui 2001 EZ15 Enthusiastic amateur astronomer Kimiya Yui (born 1970) was selected to be an astronaut candidate by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in 2009, and was certified as an International Space Station (ISS) astronaut in 2011. On July 22, 2015, he flew to ISS and stayed in space for 141 days. JPL · 213255
213269 Angelbarbero 2001 MO2 Angel Barbero Peregrina (born 1972) worked from 2004 until 2014 as a chef at the Spanish Calar Alto Observatory. Through his culinary skills he contributed significantly to the well-being of his colleagues, visiting astronomers, and the discoverers of this asteroid. He and his food are dearly missed. JPL · 213269

213301–213400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

213401–213500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

213501–213600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

213601–213700Edit

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213629 Binford 2002 QK67 Lewis Binford (1931–2011), American archaeologist and anthropologist. JPL · 213629
213636 Gajdoš 2002 QR122 Štefan Gajdoš (born 1959), Slovak astronomer, discoverer of minor planets, and lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava JPL · 213636
213637 Lemarchal 2002 QM125 Grégory Lemarchal (1983–2007), a French pop-rock singer. He won the French version of Star Academy TV show and became very popular afterward. In 2006 he was honored as "breakthrough artist of the year" at the NRJ Music Awards. The asteroid's name was suggested by Slovak amateur astronomer Stefan Kürti and officially named by the MPC on 23 September 2010. JPL · 213637

213701–213800Edit

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213770 Fignon 2003 DK6 Laurent Fignon (1960–2010), a famous French professional road bicycle racer. JPL · 213770
213771 Johndee 2003 DE13 John Dee (c. 1527–1609), English mathematician, astronomer, and navigation expert JPL · 213771
213800 Stefanwul 2003 GO Stefan Wul (1922–2003), pen name of French science-fiction writer Pierre Pairault. JPL · 213800

213801–213900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

213901–214000Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

ReferencesEdit

  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
212,001–213,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 213,001–214,000
Succeeded by
214,001–215,000