Amy B. Jordan (astronomer)


Minor planets discovered: 3 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Amy B. Jordan is an American astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets who works at the University of Colorado.


In 2002 she was part of the team which discovered (95625) 2002 GX32, a resonant Kuiper belt object at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile.[2] She also co-discovered two main-belt asteroids.[1] In 2005, she was a teaching assistant at the Summer Science Program, which teaches astronomy to high school students using a curriculum based on observing and calculating orbits of asteroids.

List of discovered minor planets

(95625) 2002 GX32 8 April 2002 list[A][B]
(543956) 2014 QQ387 1 April 2003 list[A]
(545187) 2011 BR93 1 April 2003 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A M. W. Buie
B J. L. Elliot

See also


  • Chiang, EI, Jordan, AB, (2002). On the Plutinos and Twotinos of the Kuiper belt.[3]
  • Chiang, EI, Jordan, AB, Millis, RL et al. (2003). Resonance occupation in the Kuiper belt: Case examples of the 5: 2 and Trojan resonances.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 95625 (2002 GX32)" (2006-04-25 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ Chiang, E. I.; Jordan, A. B. (2002). "On the Plutinos and Twotinos of the Kuiper Belt". The Astronomical Journal. 124 (6): 3430. arXiv:astro-ph/0210440. Bibcode:2002AJ....124.3430C. doi:10.1086/344605. ISSN 1538-3881.
  4. ^ Chiang, E. I.; Jordan, A. B.; Millis, R. L.; Buie, M. W.; Wasserman, L. H.; Elliot, J. L.; Kern, S. D.; Trilling, D. E.; Meech, K. J. (2003). "Resonance Occupation in the Kuiper Belt: Case Examples of the 5:2 and Trojan Resonances". The Astronomical Journal. 126 (1): 430. arXiv:astro-ph/0301458. Bibcode:2003AJ....126..430C. doi:10.1086/375207. ISSN 1538-3881.

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