Astrogeology Science Center

Three New Names Approved for Earths Moon

17 April 2009

Three new names have been approved in the polar areas of the Moon; the names Hinshelwood and Whipple for the north pole region, and the name Braude for the south pole region. For more information, see the list of Moon crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Mercury Crater Named Rembrandt

27 February 2009

The name Rembrandt has been approved for the Mercury crater located at 33.2S, 271.8W. For more information, see the list of Mercury crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Cross

19 February 2009

The name Cross has been approved for the Martian crater located at 30.2S, 157.8W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fourteen New Names Approved for Craters and Regiones on Itokawa

18 February 2009

The names Catalina, Fuchinobe, Gando, Hammaguira, Kamisunagawa, Kamoi, Komaba, Laurel, Miyabaru, San Marco, Arcoona Regio, LINEAR Regio, Ohsumi Regio, and Yoshinobu Regio have been approved for craters and regiones on Itokawa. For more information, see the list of Itokawa feature names in the… Read More

Four New Crater Names Approved on Mars

12 February 2009

The names Danielson, Galap, Lipik, and Sarh have been approved for Martian craters. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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