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Meanings of minor planet names: 238001–239000

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]

238001–238100Edit

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

238101–238200Edit

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238129 Bernardwolfe 2003 QK31 Bernard Wolfe (1915–1985), an American science-fiction writer. JPL · 238129

238201–238300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

238301–238400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

238401–238500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

238501–238600Edit

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238593 Paysdegex 2005 AS The French astronomy club Orion is situated in Pays de Gex, near Geneva. JPL · 238593

238601–238700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

238701–238800Edit

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238710 Halassy 2005 GW21 Olivér Halassy (1909–1946), a Hungarian water polo player and freestyle swimmer, who won two gold and one silver medal in three Summer Olympic Games between 1928 and 1936. JPL · 238710
238771 Juhászbalázs 2005 JB94 Balázs Juhász (1992–2012), Hungarian astronomer who died during his night assistant work at the Konkoly Observatory JPL · 238771

238801–238900Edit

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238817 Titeuf 2005 PQ16 Titeuf is the title of a comic strip and the name of its teenage hero, created by Swiss cartoonist Philippe Chappuis (born 1957), better known as Zep. JPL · 238817

238901–239000Edit

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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

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
237,001–238,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 238,001–239,000
Succeeded by
239,001–240,000