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New Name for Martian Crater

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The name Louth has been approved for the martian crater located at 70.2N, 256.88W. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Furachoga Corona Dropped

Monday, February 5, 2007

Detailed geologic mapping has revealed that Furachoga Corona on Venus is a deformation belt rather than a corona. This name, which was approved in 1997, has been dropped and is no longer in use.