Astrogeology Science Center

New Names for 23 Craters on Mercury

24 April 2012

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved 23 new names for craters on Mercury. For details, see the list of Mercury feature names and the images of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Small Lunar Crater Named Lev

29 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Lev for the small lunar crater located at 12.7N, 62.2E. For more information, see the map of LAC 62 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Keren

28 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Keren for the Martian crater located at 20.98N, 337.5E. For more information, see the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

First Geologic Map of Io

22 March 2012

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center helped  complete the first geologic map of Jupiter's moon, Io. For more information see the USGS newsroom article.

Martian Crater Named Domoni

7 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Domoni for the Martian crater located at 51.38N, 234.39E. For more information, see the map of MC-2 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Mercury Crater Named Stieglitz

28 February 2012

The name Stieglitz has been approved for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see the map of Mercury quadrangle H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for 21 Craters on Vesta

28 February 2012

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved 21 new names for craters on Vesta. For details, see the list of Vesta feature names and the image of Vesta in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two Craters on Mars Named Baucau and Arima

22 February 2012

The names Arima and Baucau have been approved for craters on Mars. For more information, see the map of Mars quadrangle MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Martian Fossae

23 January 2012

The name Sinai Fossae has been approved for the Martian fossae located at 14.0S, 281.0E. For more information, see the gazetteer page for Sinai Fossae and the map of MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Three Terrae and Two Regions on Titan

5 January 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three terrae (Garotman, Tollan, and Yalaing Terrae) and two regiones (Concordia and Hetpet Regiones) on Titan. For details, see the list of Titan feature names in theGazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.