Astrogeology Science Center

Names Approved for 12 Features on Mercury

3 October 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 12 craters on Mercury. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for 13 Features on Ceres

3 October 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for Ahuna Mons, Samhain Catena, and 11 craters on Ceres. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Kārūn Valles

3 October 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Karun Valles for a feature on Mars. For spelling of name using diacritical marks, and for more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for 15 Features on Ceres

23 September 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 15 features on Ceres, including 14 craters and Ysolo Mons. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Dune Field on Mars: Ogygis Undae

18 September 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Ogygis Undae for a dune field on Mars. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Cardona

21 August 2015

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

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Negril

20 August 2015

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

Name Approved for a crater on Mars: Auki

14 August 2015

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

Names Approved for Three Features on Mars: Hellas Chasma, Peneus Palus and Coronae Planum

7 August 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three features on Mars: Hellas Chasma, Peneus Palus, and Coronae Planum. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

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.