USGS Astrogeology Science Center Nomenclature News http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news News about current and upcoming space missions, USGS gelogic products and historical exhibits en-us <![CDATA[Names Approved for Five Tholi on Ceres]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Aymuray Tholi, Cosecha Tholus, Hosil Tholus, Kwanzaa Tholus, and Mikeli Tholus. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Cilaos]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Cilaos for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Theme on Mars Expanded]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 "Categories" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Ganymede: Gushkin]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Gushkin for a small crater on Ganymede. For more information, see the map for Ganymede in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved and a Name Changed on Ceres]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Hanami Planum to replace the name Erntedank Planum on Ceres and approved a boundary change for Samhain Catenae. The following new names were also approved: Lociyo, Nepen, Tawals, Baltay Catena, Pongal Catena, Junina Catenae, Nabanna Fossa, and Nar Sulcus. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Craters on Mars: Bunnik, Langtang, Nqutu, and Talu]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Bunnik, Langtang, Nqutu, and Talu. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Echus Palus]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Echus Palus for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-10 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Hiddekel Cavus]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Hiddekel Cavus for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-12 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Selevac]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Selevac for a small crater on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-24 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Features on Ceres: Vendimia Planitia and Consus]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Consus was approved for a crater in the southern hemisphere and Vendimia Planitia was approved for a large, low plain. For more information, see the map of Ceres in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Titan: Buzzell Planitia]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Buzzell Planitia for a feature on Titan. For more information, see Titan's South Pole map and the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Features on the Moon: Hildegard, Hildegard K, PoincarĂ© E, and PoincarĂ© F]]> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Hildegard, Hildegard K, Poincare E, and Poincare F. The name Hildegard K replaced the name Pikel'ner K, when the name Hildegard was approved for the larger crater in which Hildegard K is located. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Prao]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Prao for a small crater on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Pyrrhae Fossae]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Pyrrhae Fossae for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the MC-19 and MC-26 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Unity Rupes]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 Unity Rupes for a feature on Mercury. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>