This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Meanings of minor planet names: 374001–375000

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]

374001–374100

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

374101–374200

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374201–374300

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374301–374400

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
374354 Pesquet 2005 UU158 Thomas Pesquet (born 1978) is a French aerospace engineer, pilot and European Space Agency astronaut. From November 2016 to June 2017, Pesquet was part of Expedition 50 and Expedition 51 as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. JPL · 374354

374401–374500

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374501–374600

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374601–374700

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374701–374800

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
374710 ʻOʻo 2006 RJ110 The ʻOʻo was a genus of birds native to the islands of Hawaiʻi. These birds nested in tree cavities and had black plumage. The last recording of the song of the ʻOʻo was in 1987 on Kauaʻi, and it is likely extinct on all islands. JPL · 374710

374801–374900

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

374901–375000

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

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
373,001–374,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 374,001–375,000
Succeeded by
375,001–376,000