Meanings of minor planet names: 160001–161000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

160001–160100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160001 Bakonybél 2006 GU31 The ancient village of Bakonybél (founded in 1018) is located in the heart of the High Bakony Landscape Protection Area JPL · 160001
160013 Elbrus 1294 T-2 Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain of the Caucasus in Russia JPL · 160013

160101–160200[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160105 Gobi 2000 SK43 The Gobi desert is a large desert region in Asia, covering parts of southern Mongolia and northern/northwestern China. The Gobi is notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road. JPL · 160105

160201–160300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160259 Mareike 2002 QH53 Mareike Hönig (born 1981), German mathematician and wife of the discoverer Sebastian F. Hönig JPL · 160259

160301–160400[edit]

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

160401–160500[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160493 Nantou 2007 CD13 Nantou County is located at the geographical center of Taiwan JPL · 160493

160501–160600[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160512 Franck-Hertz 1990 TE11 James Franck and Gustav Hertz received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1925 JPL · 160512

160601–160700[edit]

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

160701–160800[edit]

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

160801–160900[edit]

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

160901–161000[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
160903 Shiokaze 2001 TO56 The Japan Railway's express train Shiokaze was inaugurated in 1972, connecting Uwajima with Takamatsu, Japan JPL · 160903

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
159,001–160,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 160,001–161,000
Succeeded by
161,001–162,000