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Provisional Names Approved

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

All of the names that have been provisionally approved by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature over the past three years were fully approved by the IAU at the General Assembly in Prague last week. The codes in the 'approval status' field for these names have been changed from '3' which denotes provisionally approved to '5' which denotes fully approved. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for details.