Astrogeology Science Center

Four New Names for Martian Surface Features

1 July 2009

Three new crater names (Canillo, Doba, and Ehden) and one new planum name (Nepenthes Planum) have been approved for use on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-14 and the list of Martian feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Regio Name Approved for Titan

7 May 2009

The name Hotei Regio has been approved for the region at 26.0S, 78.0W on Titan. Hotei Arcus forms the southern margin of Hotei Regio. For more information, see the list of regio names on Titan and the Titan VIMS mosaic in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Saturnian Satellite Named Aegaeon

5 May 2009

The name Aegaeon has been approved for Saturn LIII. Aegaeon is a hundred-armed giant, called Briareus by the gods. For more information, see the "Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Asimov

4 May 2009

The name Asimov has been approved for the Martian crater located at 47.0S, 355.0W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Three New Names Approved for Earth's 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.

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.