Astrogeology Science Center

Venus Nomenclature Changes

9 February 2011

Detailed geologic mapping has revealed the need to change the approved nomenclature for four features on Venus. In quadrangle V-1, Szél-anya Dorsa has been changed to Szél-anya Lineae, and Tezan Dorsa has been changed to Tezan Lineae. In quadrangle V-6, the names Lorelei and… Read More

Martian Craters Named Noord and Resen

20 January 2011

The names Noord and Resen have been approved for two small Martian craters. For more information about these features, or about planetary feature names in general, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Canala

18 January 2011

The name Canala has been approved for the Martian crater located at 24.35N, 80.0W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-10 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Seven Lacuna Names Approved for Use on Titan

21 December 2010

Seven names with the descriptor term lacuna have been approved for use on Titan. For more information, see the list of Titan lacunae and the map of the north polar region of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Two Coronae on Venus

16 December 2010

The names Elihino Corona and Pakoti Corona have been approved for two coronae located in Venus quadrangle V-45. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Coordinates now in MDIM 2.1

17 November 2010

In October 2010, the coordinates of the named craters in the Martian portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from the Mars Digital Image Mosaic (MDIM) 2.0 control network to values in the MDIM 2.1 control network. The purpose of this work is to facilitate the identification of… Read More

Martian Crater Coordinates now in MDIM 2.1

17 November 2010

In October 2010, the coordinates of the named craters in the Martian portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from the Mars Digital Image Mosaic (MDIM) 2.0 control network to values in the MDIM 2.1 control network. The purpose of this work is to facilitate the identification of… Read More

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.