Astrogeology Science Center

Spelling of Saturnian Satellite Changed

12 July 2007

The spelling of the name of Saturn XLIV has been changed from Hyrokkin to Hyrrokkin, the original Norse spelling. For more information, see the page that describes planet and satellite names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Patera Names for Io

3 July 2007

Two new patera names have been approved for use on Io: Prometheus Patera and Grian Patera. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Name Approved for Martian Crater

11 May 2007

The name Sinton has been approved for the 65 km Martian crater located at 40.7N, 31.6E. To see a map that shows this feature, visit the map of Martian quadrangle MC-5 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Six New Regio Names Approved for Europa

11 May 2007

The following regio names have been approved for use on Europa: Annwn Regio, Balgatan Regio, Dyfed Regio, Falga Regio, Powys Regio, and Tara Regio. For more information about these names and the features to which they have been applied, see the Europa map on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature… Read More

Two New Names Approved for Use on Venus

10 May 2007

The names Copacati Mons and Urash Corona have been approved for use on Venus. Please see the image of Venus quadrangle V-17 and the feature lists in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

New Name Approved for Martian Surface Feature

30 April 2007

The name Gemina Lingula has been approved for a Martian feature located in the northern hemisphere at about 82N, 5E. For more information, see the map of the Martian quadrangle MC-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Five New Names Approved for Martian Craters

16 April 2007

The names Henbury, Layla, Lonar, Maricourt, and Steinheim have been approved by the IAU for five Martian craters. Details can be found in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Venusian Crater

4 April 2007

The name Larisa has been approved for the 3.7 km Venusian crater located at 18.47S, 131.0E. Please see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Name Approved for Uranian Ring

2 April 2007

The name Zeta has been approved for Uranus ring 1986 U2R. For more information, see the page that describes ring nomenclature in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Satellite Names Approved

29 March 2007

Thirteen names for saturnian sateliites (Aegir, Bebhionn, Bergelmir, Bestla, Farbauti, Fenrir, Fornjot, Hati, Hyrokkin, Kari, Loge, Skoll, and Surtur) and one name for a jovian satellite (Kore) have been approved by the IAU WGPSN. For more information, see the page that describes Planet and… Read More