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Mercury Crater Named Rembrandt

Friday, February 27, 2009

The name Rembrandt has been approved for the Mercury crater located at 33.2S, 271.8W. For more information, see the list of Mercury crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Cross

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The name Cross has been approved for the Martian crater located at 30.2S, 157.8W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fourteen New Names Approved for Craters and Regiones on Itokawa

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The names Catalina, Fuchinobe, Gando, Hammaguira, Kamisunagawa, Kamoi, Komaba, Laurel, Miyabaru, San Marco, Arcoona Regio, LINEAR Regio, Ohsumi Regio, and Yoshinobu Regio have been approved for craters and regiones on Itokawa. For more information, see the list of Itokawa feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Four New Crater Names Approved on Mars

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The names Danielson, Galap, Lipik, and Sarh have been approved for Martian craters. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Vallis on Mars

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The name Sungari Vallis has been approved for the Martian vallis located at 40.35S, 271.16W. For more information, see the list of Martian vallis names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Nine New Ring Gap Names Approved for Saturn's Ring System

Monday, February 9, 2009

The following names have been approved for gaps in Saturn's ring system: Bond Gap, Dawes Gap, Herschel Gap, Russell Gap, Jeffreys Gap, Kuiper Gap, Laplace Gap, Bessel Gap, and Barnard Gap. See the "Ring and Ring Gap Nomenclature" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Martian Crater Named Saravan

Friday, February 6, 2009

The name Saravan has been approved for the Martian crater located at 16.96S, 54.0W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.