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Three New Crater Names Approved on Mars

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The names Phedra, Tavua, and Zaranj have been approved for small Martian craters. Please see the list of Martian crater names and the map of MC-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

New Crater Name Approved on Titan

Friday, February 15, 2008

A crater on Titan located at 7.0N, 199.0W has been named Selk for the Egyptian goddess of knowledge, writing, education, and reptiles. See the Titan list of craters and images in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

New Crater Name on Dione

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The name Camilla has been approved for a crater (4.41S, 60.0W, 31.2 km) on Dione. Please see the list of craters on Dione in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Encke Division Changed to Encke Gap

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The name Encke Division, part of Saturn's ring nomenclature, has been changed to Encke Gap in order to conform to the definiton of divisions and gaps recently posted on the Ring and Ring Gap Nomenclature page of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.