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Martian Crater Named Matara

Monday, November 30, 2009

The name Matara has been approved for the martian crater located at 49.62S, 325.48W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Six Names Approved for Martian Craters

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Six new names have been approved for Martian craters: Horowitz, Kamnik, Kandi, Pursat, Roseau, and Yaren. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Seventeen New Names Approved for Craters on Enceladus

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The following new names have been approved by the IAU for craters on Enceladus: Ajib, Bahman, Harun, Hisham, Ishak, Ja’afar, Kamar, Kasim, Ma’aruf, Masrur, Morgiana, Mustafa, Parwez, Perizadah, Sabur, Yunan, and Zaynab. For more information, see the list of Enceladus crater names and the Enceladus image showing locations of named features.

Jupiter L Named Herse

Monday, November 9, 2009

The name Herse has been approved for Juipter L. Herse is a daughter of Zeus and divine moon (Selene). For more information, see the "Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Leighton

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The name Leighton has been approved for the martian crater located at 3.0N, 302.3W. For more information, see the list of Martian feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Two Small Craters on Venus

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Two new names have been approved for small craters on Venus: Alina and Amelia. For more information, see the list of Venus crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.