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Meanings of minor planet names: 106001–107000

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]

106001–106100

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106101–106200

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106201–106300

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106301–106400

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106401–106500

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106501–106600

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106537 McCarthy 2000 WB63 Robynn "Swoopy" McCarthy, American producer and co-host of the podcast Skepticality JPL · 106537
106545 Colanduno 2000 WL68 Derek Colanduno (born 1974), American producer and co-host of the podcast Skepticality JPL · 106545

106601–106700

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106701–106800

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106801–106900

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106817 Yubangtaek 2000 XC44 Yu Bang-taek (1320–1402), Korean Joseon Dynasty astronomer, co-author of the stone star chart Cheonsang Yeolchabunyajido JPL · 106817
106869 Irinyi 2000 YY31 János Irinyi (1817–1895), Austro-Hungarian chemist and inventor of the noiseless and non-explosive match JPL · 106869

106901–107000

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References

  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
105,001–106,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 106,001–107,000
Succeeded by
107,001–108,000