Astrogeology Science Center

Twelve New Names and a New Theme for Fossae Approved for Use on Mercury

9 April 2008

The following new names have been approved by the IAU for use on Mercury.

Craters: Apollodorus, Atget, Cunningham, Eminescu, Kertész, Neruda, Raditladi, Sander, Sveinsdóttir, Xiao Zhao

Rupes: Beagle Rupes

Fossae: Pantheon Fossae

The newly approved theme for fossae on Mercury is "Significant works of architecture."

Please visit the Mercury section of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.