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Names Approved for Nine Craters on Mercury

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved nine new names for craters on Mercury: Catullus, Disney, Hopper, Joplin, Kobro, Komeda, Kyōsai, Popova, and Waters. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names for Five Colles and One Patera on Titan

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for five colles on Titan (Arwen Colles, Bilbo Colles, Faramir Colles, Handir Colles, and Nimloth Colles). The feature formerly called Sotra Facula has been changed to Sotra Patera. For more information, see this image of Titan in the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.