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New Names for Enceladus

Monday, November 13, 2006

The following names have been approved for use on Enceladus: Al-Bakbuk, Al-Fakik, Al-Haddar, Al-Kuz, Al-Mustazi, Ayyub, Aziz, Behram, Fitnah, Ghanim, Hassan, Jansha, Khusrau, Marjanah, Omar, Otbah, Rayya, Shakashik, Sharrkan, Shirin, Zumurrud, Cufa Dorsa, Ebony Dorsum, Anbar Fossae, Khorasan Fossa, Alexandria Sulcus, Baghdad Sulcus, Cairo Sulcus, Camphor Sulcus, Cashmere Sulci, Damascus Sulcus, Hamah Sulci, Labtayt Sulci, Lhej Sulci, and Mosul Sulci.

For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Uranus Rings

Monday, November 13, 2006

The following names have been approved for rings of Uranus:

Mu (for R/2003 U 1)

Nu (for R/2003 U 2)

Lambda (for 1986 U1R)

For more information, see the page that describes ring and ring gap nomenclature at the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature web site.