Astrogeology Science Center

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.

Name Approved for Feature on Titan: Xanthus Flumen

6 November 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Xanthus Flumen for a channel on Titan. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Three Craters on Mercury: Burke, Sapkota, and Yamada

4 November 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three craters on Mercury: Burke, Sapkota, and Yamada. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for 15 More Features on Ceres

15 October 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 15 features on Ceres, including Niman Rupes, Gerber Catena, and names for 13 craters. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Bradbury

15 October 2015

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

Name Approved for Crater on Mercury: Kerouac

13 October 2015

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

Names Approved for Three Features and Landing Site on the Moon

5 October 2015

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three craters and the Chang'e 3 landing site on the Moon. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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.