Astrogeology Science Center

Name Approved for Feature on Titan: Buzzell Planitia

18 March 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Buzzell Planitia for a feature on Titan. For more information, see Titan's South Pole map and the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Features on the Moon: Hildegard, Hildegard K, Poincaré E, and Poincaré F

29 February 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for four features on the Moon: Hildegard, Hildegard K, Poincare E, and Poincare F. The name Hildegard K replaced the name Pikel'ner K, when the name Hildegard was approved for the larger crater in which Hildegard K is… Read More

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Prao

19 February 2016

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

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Pyrrhae Fossae

10 February 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Pyrrhae Fossae for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the MC-19 and MC-26 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Unity Rupes

31 January 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Unity Rupes for a feature on Mercury. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Nine Names Approved for Features on Titan

28 December 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for nine features on Titan: Tsomgo Lacus, Kayangan Lacus, Shoji Lacus, Romo Planitia, Rossak Planitia, Hagal Planitia, Saraswati Flumen, Karesos Flumen, and Hubur Flumen. For more information, see the Titan South Pole Map in… Read More

Names Approved for Ten More Features on Ceres

16 December 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for ten features on Ceres, including one mons, two tholi, and seven craters. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Ten Names Approved for Features on Ceres

4 December 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for ten features on Ceres, including Erntedank Planum and names for nine craters. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Two Craters on Mars: Catota and Dunkassa

27 November 2015

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

Names Approved for Three Features on Mars: Coprates Mensa, Ius Mensa, and Melas Mensa

23 November 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three mensae on Mars: Coprates Mensa, Ius Mensa, and Melas Mensa. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.