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Two New Names Approved for use on Mars

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The name Olympia Rupēs has been approved for a series of scarps in the north polar region of Mars, and the name Jezero has been approved for a crater on the western edge of Isidis Planitia. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Spelling of Saturnian Satellite Changed

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The spelling of the name of Saturn XLIV has been changed from Hyrokkin to Hyrrokkin, the original Norse spelling. For more information, see the page that describes planet and satellite names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Patera Names for Io

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Two new patera names have been approved for use on Io: Prometheus Patera and Grian Patera. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.