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Euclides D Reinstated for Lunar Crater Formerly Named Eppinger

Monday, July 13, 2009

The name Euclides D has been officially reinstated for the lunar crater formerly named Eppinger. The 6 km crater is located at 9.4S, 25.7W, on lunar map LAC 76. For more information, see the list of satellite features (lettered craters) in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Sixteen Names Approved for Craters on Mercury

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The following names have been approved for craters on Mercury: Abedin, Benoit, Berkel, Calvino, de Graft, Derain, Eastman, Gibran, Hemingway, Hodgkins, Izquierdo, Kunisada, Lange, Matabei, Munkácsy, and To Ngoc Van. For more information, see the list of Mercury crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for a Mons on Mars

Monday, July 6, 2009

The name Syria Mons has been approved for the Martian mons located at 13.9S, 104.3W. For more information, see the list of Martian mons names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Four New Names for Martian Surface Features

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Three new crater names (Canillo, Doba, and Ehden) and one new planum name (Nepenthes Planum) have been approved for use on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-14 and the list of Martian feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.