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 Two Craters on Mars: Garni and Rauna]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Garni and Rauna. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Mensae on Mars]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Juventae Mensa and Nia Mensa for two features on Mars. For more information see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Features on Mars]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Badwater crater, Greeley crater, and Syria Colles. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Craters on Titan]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Forseti and Beag. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Mars Education Website]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://skywalker.cochise.edu/wellerr/mars-x/list.htm.]]> <![CDATA[New Name Approved for a Crater on the Moon]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Tharp for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the map of the Moon quadrangle LAC-102 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Craters on Mars]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Hunten and Choyr for two craters on Mars. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Name Approved for Jovian Satellite]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 "Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers" page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Names Approved for Six Features on Ganymede]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Ganymede Map and the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Names Approved for 28 Features on Titan]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0700 Titan North Pole Map and the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Name Approved for Crater on Mars]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Esira for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
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<![CDATA[Descriptor Term and Theme Approved for Use on Titan]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0700 descriptor terms and Titan themes in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Descriptor Term and Theme Approved for Use on Titan]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0700 descriptor terms and Titan themes in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Names Approved for Four Features on Mars]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0700 Pital, Juventae Cavi, Hydrae Cavus, and Hydrae Chaos. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Two Themes Approved for Ceres]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved two themes for use on Ceres.  The theme for craters is “Gods and goddesses of agriculture and vegetation from world mythology”. The theme “Names of agricultural festivals of the world” will be used for other features. The new themes can be found on the list of categories for naming features on planets and satellites in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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