Astrogeology Science Center

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.

New Name for a Crater on Mars

22 October 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Dollfus for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Coordinates for Named Features on Mercury

18 October 2013

In 2013, the coordinates of the named features in the Mercury portion of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature were updated from values from the Preliminary MESSENGER control network to values in the MESSENGER Team system. This new set of coordinates was derived using ArcMap version 9.3.1 and the… Read More

New Name for a Martian Crater - Koshoba

27 September 2013

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

New Name for a Crater on Mars

30 August 2013

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

New Name for a Crater on Iapetus

16 August 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Abisme for a crater on Iapetus. For more information, see the map of Iapetus in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Four Features on Mars

12 August 2013

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for four features on Mars: Electris Mons, Eridania Mons, Sirenum Mons, and Sirenum Tholus. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.