Astrogeology Science Center

Crater on Mars Named López

7 October 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

22 September 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

15 September 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

21 July 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

23 June 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

20 May 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.

New Name for a Tholus on Mars

9 May 2014

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

New Name for a Mensa on Mars

20 November 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

12 November 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

25 October 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.