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Descriptor Term and Theme Approved for Use on Titan

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary Nomenclature has modified the definition of the descriptor term sinus and approved it for use on Titan. The theme will be "Names of terrestrial bays, coves, fjords or other inlets." For more information, see the list of descriptor terms and Titan themes in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Descriptor Term and Theme Approved for Use on Titan

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary Nomenclature has approved the descriptor term fretum for use on Titan. The theme will be "Names of characters from the Foundation series of science fiction novels by American author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)." For more information, see the list of descriptor terms and Titan themes in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

New Names Approved for Four Features on Mars

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary Nomenclature has approved names for four features on Mars: Pital, Juventae Cavi, Hydrae Cavus, and Hydrae Chaos. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two Themes Approved for Ceres

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved two themes for use on Ceres.  The theme for craters is “Gods and goddesses of agriculture and vegetation from world mythology”. The theme “Names of agricultural festivals of the world” will be used for other features. The new themes can be found on the list of categories for naming features on planets and satellites in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for a Colles on Mars

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Hydraotes Colles for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names Approved for Four Features on Mars

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for four features on Mars: Hadriacus Cavi, Napo Vallis, Huallaga Vallis, and a crater, Auce. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Flumina on Titan

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Celadon Flumina for a feature on Titan. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names Approved for Five Features on Titan

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for five features on Titan: Ecaz Labyrinthus, Kaitain Labyrinthus, Richese Labyrinthus, Caladan Planitia, and Poritrin Planitia. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Three Craters on Vesta

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three craters on Vesta: Angioletta, Hortensia, and Sentia. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Crater on Mars Named López

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name López for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of Mars quadrangle MC-22 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Chaos on Mars

Monday, September 22, 2014

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

New Names Approved for Two Craters on Mars

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

New Name for a Fossa on Enceladus

Monday, July 21, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Samaria Fossa for a feature on Enceladus. For more information, see the map of Enceladus in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Three New Crater Names Approved for Mercury

Monday, June 23, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three craters on Mercury: Aneirin, Hafiz, and Sanai. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on the Moon

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Malinkin for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the map of the Moon quadrangle LAC-144 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.