Astrogeology Science Center

Martian Crater Named Firsoff

15 November 2010

The name Firsoff has been approved for the Martian crater located at 2.6N, 9.4W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Lunar Coordinates Now Available in ULCN

18 October 2010

In 2010, the coordinates of the named features in the lunar portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from historical sources to values in the coordinate frame of the Unified Lunar Control Network 2005 (ULCN 2005, see http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1367/). The purpose of this work… Read More

Large Ringed Feature on Titan Named Paxsi

15 October 2010

A large ringed feature on Titan located at 5.0N, 341.2W has been named Paxsi. For more information, see the feature page and the image of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for a Planitia on Mars

22 September 2010

The name Eridania Planitia has been approved for the Martian feature located at 38S, 238W. For more information, see the database information and the maps of MC-28 and MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names Approved for Craters on Rhea

23 April 2010

Forty-two new names have been approved for craters on Rhea. For more information, see the list of Rhea crater names and the map of Rhea in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Three New Names Approved for Features on Titan

5 April 2010

The names Arrakis Planitia, Polaznik Macula, and Uanui Virgae have been approved for features on Titan. For more information, see the list of Titan surface features and the map of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Lacus Name on Titan

29 March 2010

The name Jingpo Lacus has been approved for the feature located at 73N, 336W. For more information, see the list of Titan surface features and the map of the north polar region of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Oyama

26 March 2010

The name Oyama has been approved for the Martian crater located at 23.66N, 20.17W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names and the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Crater on Mercury

18 March 2010

The name Rachmaninoff has been approved for the crater on Mercury located at 27.6N, 302.4W. For more information, see the list of Mercury crater names and the map of this region of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Martian Crater Names Approved

4 March 2010

Two new names have been approved for Martian craters: Cankuzo and Luqa. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.