Astrogeology Science Center

New Name for a Vallis on Mars

11 February 2009

The name Sungari Vallis has been approved for the Martian vallis located at 40.35S, 271.16W. For more information, see the list of Martian vallis names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Nine New Ring Gap Names Approved for Saturn's Ring System

9 February 2009

The following names have been approved for gaps in Saturn's ring system: Bond Gap, Dawes Gap, Herschel Gap, Russell Gap, Jeffreys Gap, Kuiper Gap, Laplace Gap, Bessel Gap, and Barnard Gap. See the "Ring and Ring Gap Nomenclature" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Nine New Ring Gap Names Approved for Saturns Ring System

9 February 2009

The following names have been approved for gaps in Saturn's ring system: Bond Gap, Dawes Gap, Herschel Gap, Russell Gap, Jeffreys Gap, Kuiper Gap, Laplace Gap, Bessel Gap, and Barnard Gap. See the "Ring and Ring Gap Nomenclature" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Martian Crater Named Saravan

6 February 2009

The name Saravan has been approved for the Martian crater located at 16.96S, 54.0W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Nineteen New Names Approved for Earth's Moon

22 January 2009

The names Aepinus, Bosch, Erlanger, Fibiger, Florey, Gore, Grignard, Haber, Hevesy, Haskin, Houssay, Ibn Bajja, Kocher, Kuhn, Laveran, Nefed'ev, Svedberg, von Baeyer, and Wapowski have been approved for craters in the north and south polar regions of the Moon. For more information, see the list of… Read More

Nineteen New Names Approved for Earths Moon

22 January 2009

The names Aepinus, Bosch, Erlanger, Fibiger, Florey, Gore, Grignard, Haber, Hevesy, Haskin, Houssay, Ibn Bajja, Kocher, Kuhn, Laveran, Nefed'ev, Svedberg, von Baeyer, and Wapowski have been approved for craters in the north and south polar regions of the Moon. For more information, see the list of… Read More

Martian Crater Formally Named Victoria

30 December 2008

The name Victoria has been formally approved for the small Martian crater located at 2.05S, 5.5W in Meridiani Planum. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Toro

24 November 2008

The name Toro has been approved for the Martian crater located at 17.05N, 288.24W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names and an Amended Theme for Mercury

20 November 2008

Fifteen new crater names and an amended theme for montes have been approved for Mercury.The new crater names are: Amaral, Beckett, Dali, Enwonwu, Glinka, Hovnatanian, Moody, Munch, Navoi, Nawahi, Oskison, Poe, Qi Baishi, Raden Saleh, and Sher-Gil. For more information about these names, see the… Read More

Lacus and Mare Names Approved for Titan

14 November 2008

The names Kivu Lacus and Punga Mare have been approved for use on Titan. For more information, see the Titan Nomenclature Table of Contents in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.