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New Name Approved for Martian Surface Feature

Monday, April 30, 2007

The name Gemina Lingula has been approved for a Martian feature located in the northern hemisphere at about 82N, 5E. For more information, see the map of the Martian quadrangle MC-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Five New Names Approved for Martian Craters

Monday, April 16, 2007

The names Henbury, Laylá, Lonar, Maricourt, and Steinheim have been approved by the IAU for five Martian craters. Details can be found in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Venusian Crater

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The name Larisa has been approved for the 3.7 km Venusian crater located at 18.47S, 131.0E. Please see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Name Approved for Uranian Ring

Monday, April 2, 2007

The name Zeta has been approved for Uranus ring 1986 U2R. For more information, see the page that describes ring nomenclature in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.