Name Approved for Mars Feature: Nord Rupes

26 May 2023

The IAU Working Group has approved the name Nord Rupes for a small scarp within Boreales Scopuli in the north polar region of Mars. For more information please see the MC-01 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Five Names Approved for Io

16 May 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved five names for features on Io: Mixcoatl Fluctus, Odqan Patera, Pillan Fluctus, Shen Yi, and Wanajo Patera. For more information please see the Io nomenclature map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Three Facula Names Approved for Mercury

9 May 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved three names for Mercury: Madu Facula, Ngu Facula, and Ahas Facula. For more information, please see the H-07 and H-12 nomenclature maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Venus: 10 New Feature Names

5 May 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved ten new names for surface features on Venus, and revised boundaries for Raskova Paterae. The new feature names are Firtos Mons, Arasy Mons, Ignirtoq Tholi, Oxomoco Tholus, Pakhet Tholus, Ismo… Read More

New Pluto Feature Named: Yutu Linea

25 April 2023

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

Names Approved for Mercury: Volasiga Rupes and Italica Rupes

20 April 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Volasiga Rupes and Italica Rupes for two features on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-12 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Brill

18 April 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Brill for a crater near the lunar south pole. For more information, please see the LAC-144 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Chakpar

12 April 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Chakpar for a crater on Mars. Please see the MC-09 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information. 

Five Lineae Approved for Pluto

11 April 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved five names for Pluto: Surveyor Linea, Zond Linea, Chandrayaan Linea, Hiten Linea, and Luna Linea. For more information please see the global nomenclature map for Pluto. 

Seven Names Approved for Io

10 April 2023

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved seven names for features on Io: Kanlaon Patera, Tabiti Patera, Tiwaz Patera, Shurdi Patera, Mandulis Patera, Upulevo Fluctus, and Quzah FluctÅ«s. For more information, please see the global nomenclature map of Io.