Astrogeology Science Center

Three New Saturnian Moon Names and Expansion of Theme

21 September 2007

The IAU has approved names for three more Saturnian moons. They are:

Saturn L = S/2006 S 6 Jarnsaxa

Saturn LI = S/2006 S 4 Greip

Saturn LII = S/2007 S 1 Tarqeq

The theme for prograde satellites with an inclination of around 48 degrees has been expanded to include Inuit spirits. See the Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more details.