Names Approved for Five Jovian Satellites

19 August 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for five satellites of Jupiter: Pandia, Ersa, Eirene, Philophrosyne, and Eupheme. For more information, see the entries on the Planet and Satellite Names page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Kakn├║ Fossa

13 August 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Kaknú Fossa for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Shioli

13 August 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Shioli for a small lunar crater. For more information, see the Moon map LAC-78 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Tehachapi

8 July 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Tehachapi for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-04 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Kilkhampton

10 June 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Kilkhampton for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Three Names Approved for Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes

10 June 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved three names for features on Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes. For more information, please see the H-10 map of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Ten Names Approved for Europa

28 May 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved ten names for features on Europa: Belenos Mensa, Borvo Mensa, Grannus Mensa, Moyle Cavus, Kerlescan Fossae, Kermario Fossae, Ménec Fossae, Maughanasilly Fossa, Eightercua Fossa, and Beenalaught Fossa. 

Name Approved for Mars Feature: Oxia Planum

17 May 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Oxia Planum for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

NOTICE: New URL for Astrogeology News Feed

1 May 2019

We have a new website, and that means a new News page! Going forward, all news articles will be posted there. In addition, we have moved some of the content from this feed to the new site. Don’t forget to bookmark the new site so that you can access your favorite site much quicker!  … Read More

Sol 2375: CheMin Success at Aberlady!

12 April 2019

 Today we received the initial results from CheMin's analysis of the "Aberlady" drill sample, and they look great! This means that CheMin received enough sample and we do not need to deliver more material. Based on the initial questions about how much sample was obtained (see the Sol… Read More