Astrogeology Science Center

Names Approved for Two Features on Mars: Talas and Navua Valles

28 July 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for two features on Mars, Talas (a crater), and Navua Valles. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Ceres: Kait

24 July 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Kait for a small crater on Ceres. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Ten Features on Titan

22 July 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for ten features on Titan: Aura Undae, Crveno Lacus, Gandalf Colles, Genetaska Macula, Moria Montes, Mystis, Tishtrya Virgae, Tlaloc Virgae, Tupile Labyrinthus, and Veliko Lacuna. For more information, see the Gazetteer of… Read More

First 17 Names Approved for Features on Ceres

13 July 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 17 craters on Ceres: Asari, Coniraya, Gaue, Dantu, Ezinu, Fejokoo, Haulani, Kerwan, Nawish, Occator, Kirnis, Rongo, Sintana, Toharu, Urvara, Yalode, and Zadeni. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary… Read More

Name Approved for a Feature on Mars: Moa Valles

10 July 2015

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

Name Approved for a Crater on Mars: Moni

29 June 2015

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

Name Approved for a Feature on Mars: Dulce Vallis

19 June 2015

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

Change in Name for Feature on Enceladus

15 June 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the change from Samaria Fossa to Samaria Rupes for a feature on Enceladus. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Pierazzo

28 May 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Pierazzo for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for Two Montes on Mars

27 May 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for two features on Mars: Coprates Montes and Nectaris Montes. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.