Name Approved for Mercury Feature: Challenger Rupes

8 June 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Challenger Rupes for a feature on Mercury. For more information, please see the Mercury map H-09 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Seven New Names Approved for Pluto: One Planitia, Two Valles, Two Craters, and Two Colles

3 June 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved seven names for features on Pluto: Rosetta Planitia, Lemminkäinen Vallis, Väinämöinen Vallis, Kowal, Coradini, Challenger Colles, and Columbia Colles. For more information, please see the Pluto map in… Read More

Names Approved for Europa: Ancaeus Linea, Arachne Linea, and Acacallis Linea

1 June 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved three new feature names for Europa: Ancaeus Linea, Arachne Linea, and Acacallis Linea. For more information, please see the Europa map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Lorde

2 May 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Lorde for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-15 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Twelve New Names Approved for Mars Craters

18 April 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Arvi, Bari, Daiyang, Gebog, Jintur, Luwuk, Maur, Poso, Satkania, Teknaf, Wukan, and Zhufan for twelve small craters on Mars. For more information, see the Mars maps MC-4, MC-24, MC-25, MC-26, MC-27, and MC-29 in the… Read More

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Bohar

18 April 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Bohar for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-3 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for 11 Features on Titan

18 April 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for eleven features on Titan: Montego Sinus, Luin Montes, Orog Lacuna, Enriquillo Lacus, Totak Lacus, Pielinen Lacus, Gatun Lacus, Sarygamysh Lacus, Tasmania Facula, Xuttah Planitia, and Cerknica Lacuna. 

Names Approved for Mars: 22 Feature Names Near the Tianwen-1 Landing Site

9 March 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 22 features on Mars, all nearby the Tianwen-1 landing site. The names are Pingle, Xibaipo, Wenjiashi,… Read More

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Ramanathan

8 March 2022

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Ramanathan for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-12 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for Mars Craters: Karratha, Khujirt, and Dampier

1 December 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three Mars craters: Karratha, Khujirt, and Dampier. For more information, please see the MC-16 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.