The IAU has approved three new names for Titan surface features. Two of the "seas" near Titan's north pole have been named Kraken Mare and Ligeia Mare, and the large island in the northern part of Kraken Mare has been named Mayda Insula.For more information about these new names, please visit the… Read More
The following new names have been approved by the IAU for use on Mercury.Craters: Apollodorus, Atget, Cunningham, Eminescu, Kertész, Neruda, Raditladi, Sander, Sveinsdóttir, Xiao ZhaoRupes: Beagle RupesFossae: Pantheon FossaeThe newly approved theme for fossae on Mercury is… Read More
The IAU has approved a new name for a chaos feature, and defined new coordinates for a valles on Mars.The name Chryse Chaos has been approved for the chaos feature located at 10.4N, 36.7W. The name Simud Vallis has been changed to the plural form of the descriptor term, Simud Valles, and the… Read More
The IAU has approved 45 new names for surface features on Dione, including 34 craters, 3 catenae, 3 chasmata, 1 dorsa, and 4 fossae. Please see the list of Dione names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.The following five changes to existing names were also… Read More
The name Minona Corona has been approved for the corona located at 23.5N, 218.5E. Please see the list of Venus feature names and the map of Venus quadrangle V-27 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.
The names Phedra, Tavua, and Zaranj have been approved for small Martian craters. Please see the list of Martian crater names and the map of MC-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.
A crater on Titan located at 7.0N, 199.0W has been named Selk for the Egyptian goddess of knowledge, writing, education, and reptiles. See the Titan list of craters and images in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.
The name Camilla has been approved for a crater (4.41S, 60.0W, 31.2 km) on Dione. Please see the list of craters on Dione in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.
The name Encke Division, part of Saturn's ring nomenclature, has been changed to Encke Gap in order to conform to the definiton of divisions and gaps recently posted on the Ring and Ring Gap Nomenclature page of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
Five new names (Coimbra, Kalocsa, Mellit, Naruko, and Penticton) have been approved for craters on Mars. Please see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for details.