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. 

Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Stose

5 November 2021

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

Names Approved for Mars: Mastung and Longboh

23 October 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Mastung and Longboh for two small Mars craters. For more information, see the MC-6 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for the Moon: Spudis and Marvin

30 September 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Spudis and Marvin for two craters near the Moon's South Pole. For more information, please see the LAC-144 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.