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New Lunar Orbiter Mosaic

Friday, April 11, 2008

A digital cartographic Lunar Orbiter global mosaic A digital cartographic Lunar Orbiter global mosaic is now available on Map a Planet. This mosaic was constructed using lunar data acquired by Lunar Orbiters III, IV, and V.


Titan Mare and Insula Names

Friday, April 11, 2008

The IAU has approved three new names for Titan surface features. Two of the "seas" near Titan's north pole have been named Kraken Mare and Ligeia Mare, and the large island in the northern part of Kraken Mare has been named Mayda Insula.

For more information about these new names, please visit the Titan portion of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, and the image that shows the north pole region.