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Three New Names Approved for Use on Europa

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The names Arran Chaos, Narberth Chaos, and Rathmore Chaos have been approved for use on Europa. See the page containing Europa nomenclature in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Name approved for Saturn's satellite S/2007 S 4

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The name Anthe has been approved for Saturn XLIX. Anthe is one of the Alkyonides, the seven beautiful daughters of the Giant Alkyoneos. Anthe orbits in the region between Methone and Pallene, named for two other Alkyonides. Please visit the Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Two New Names Approved for Martian Features

Monday, August 20, 2007

The names Marikh Vallis and Moroz have been approved for a valley and a crater on Mars. Marikh is the Malaysian word for Mars, and Moroz is named for Vasily Moroz, a Russian planetary scientist. See the listings in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.