Name Approved for Crater on Mercury: Gordimer

19 November 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Gordimer for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-1 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Tabei Montes

19 November 2019

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

Names Approved for Venus: Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae

7 November 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved two names for Venus: Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae. For more information, see the Venus maps V-7 and V-33 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Vaughan

16 October 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Vaughan for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the Moon map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

First release for QGIS featuring full FGDC symbol-set for planetary geology

16 October 2019

Dr. Alessandro Frigeri has pushed the first release (targeting QGIS 3.x), which includes all the FGDC symbols needed for creating planetary geologic maps. The gsymblib is a library and development environment for producing geologic symbols to be used in the QGIS desktop GIS. For more information… Read More

Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Hermod Fossae

25 September 2019

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

Names Approved for Seven Craters on Mercury

19 September 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for seven craters on Mercury: Angelou, Bunin, Josetsu, Jiménez, Kirby, Rizal, and Strauss. For more information, see the Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Chamba

26 August 2019

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

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.