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New Names for Three Sulci and One Regio on Ganymede

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for four features on Ganymede: Melotte Regio, Babylon Sulci, Borsippa Sulcus, and Mummu SulciFor more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mars

Monday, July 15, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Martynov for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-26 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Palus on Mars

Monday, July 8, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Hadriacus Palus for a small plain on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Pluto's Moons P4 and P5

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The IAU has approved the names Kerberos for Pluto's moon formerly known as P4, and Styx for Pluto's moon formerly known as P5. For detailed information about this naming, see the IAU press release. For more information about Kerberos and Styx and other moons and planets in our Solar System, see the Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Two Craters on Mars

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for two craters on Mars: Blunck and Gringauz. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.