Asteroid 22594, Stoops, was discovered April 23, 1998 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team at Socorro, New Mexico. It has a period of 3 years, 257 days.

It was named for Seattle high school teacher Tracy Stoops,who mentored a finalist in the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search science competition.

The meaning of asteroid Stoops seems to be what its name might suggest: stooping, stoop labor, stooping or bowing to something.

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