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Mercury Maps Showing Named Features

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A new set of maps showing all IAU-approved names on Mercury is now available. These maps are based on new mosaics of Mercury, composed of images from the Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions.

New Labyrinthus Name on Titan

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The descriptor term labyrinthus has been approved for use on Titan with the theme "Names of Planets from the Dune series of science fiction novels by American author Frank Herbert (1920-1986)." The name Sikun Labyrinthus has been approved for the feature located at 78S, 29W. For more information, see the list of Titan surface features in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.