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New Name Approved for Use on Mars - Simois Colles

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Simois Colles for a group of small hills on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-24 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Five New Names Approved for Use on Titan

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved five new names for Titan: Hammar Lacus, Müggel Lacus, Kutch Lacuna, Nakuru Lacuna, and Woytchugga LacunaFor more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Four New Names Approved for Features on Mercury

Friday, November 22, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for three craters and one rupes on Mercury: Caravaggio, Savage, Ruysch, and Blossom Rupes. For more information, see the map of Mercury quadrangle H-9 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mars - Gan

Friday, November 22, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Gan for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-2 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Mensa on Mars

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Ophir Mensa for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Three Craters on Mars - Betio, Byala, and Halba

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for three craters on Mars: Betio, Byala, and Halba. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mars

Friday, October 25, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Sitrah for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-24 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mars

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Dollfus for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Coordinates for Named Features on Mercury

Friday, October 18, 2013

In 2013, the coordinates of the named features in the Mercury portion of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature were updated from values from the Preliminary MESSENGER control network to values in the MESSENGER Team system. This new set of coordinates was derived using ArcMap version 9.3.1 and the global mosaic of Mercury produced with orbital images by the MESSENGER team and released by NASA’s Planetary Data System on March 8, 2013. This new global mosaic includes 100% coverage of Mercury’s surface.

The extents and sizes of the named features were also updated; these data are approximate and are intended solely to give the user sufficient information to identify named features and their rough extents.

The Mercury portion of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature web site now defaults to showing feature coordinates that match the MESSENGER team’s global mosaic. The original ‘Unknown’ source coordinates and the Preliminary MESSENGER coordinates are still retained in the gazetteer, but these data sets are now considered archival and will not be updated with new names or changes to approved names.

New Name for a Martian Crater - Koshoba

Friday, September 27, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Koshoba for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-13 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mars

Friday, August 30, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Artik for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Iapetus

Friday, August 16, 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Abisme for a crater on Iapetus. For more information, see the map of Iapetus in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Four Features on Mars

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for four features on Mars: Electris Mons, Eridania Mons, Sirenum Mons, and Sirenum TholusFor more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Three Craters on Mars

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for three craters on Mars: Belyov, Reutov, and Tyuratam. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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.