Astrogeology Science Center

Martian Crater Formally Named Victoria

30 December 2008

The name Victoria has been formally approved for the small Martian crater located at 2.05S, 5.5W in Meridiani Planum. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Toro

24 November 2008

The name Toro has been approved for the Martian crater located at 17.05N, 288.24W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names and an Amended Theme for Mercury

20 November 2008

Fifteen new crater names and an amended theme for montes have been approved for Mercury.The new crater names are: Amaral, Beckett, Dali, Enwonwu, Glinka, Hovnatanian, Moody, Munch, Navoi, Nawahi, Oskison, Poe, Qi Baishi, Raden Saleh, and Sher-Gil. For more information about these names, see the… Read More

Lacus and Mare Names Approved for Titan

14 November 2008

The names Kivu Lacus and Punga Mare have been approved for use on Titan. For more information, see the Titan Nomenclature Table of Contents in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Crater Names Approved for Earth's Moon

30 October 2008

The names Haworth and Lenard have been approved for the lunar craters located at 86.8S, 4W, and 85.2N, 105W, respectively. For more information, see the list of Moon crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Crater Names Approved for Earths Moon

30 October 2008

The names Haworth and Lenard have been approved for the lunar craters located at 86.8S, 4W, and 85.2N, 105W, respectively. For more information, see the list of Moon crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Endeavour

20 October 2008

The name Endeavour has been approved for the Martian crater located at 2.28S, 5.23W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Small Martian Crater

11 August 2008

The name Bogia has been approved for the Martian crater at 44.3S, 276.84W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Iapetus Surface Features

5 August 2008

The IAU has approved names for 39 craters, 9 montes, and 1 terra on Iapetus. For more information, see the Iapetus section of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Titan

4 August 2008

The name Afekan has been approved for the crater on Titan located at 25.8N, 200.3W. For more information, see the list of Titan crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.