Astrogeology Science Center

Two New Names Approved for Craters on Titan

23 December 2011

The names Hano and Momoy have been approved for craters on Titan. For more information, see the Titan page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Three New Names for Features on Mars and Changes to an Approved Name

14 June 2011

The names Lipany, Oenotria Plana, and Zarqa Valles have been approved for use on Mars. The name Oenotria Scopulus has been changed to the plural form, Oenotria Scopuli, to accomodate the addition of several scarps to this feature. For more information, see the maps of MC-13 and MC-21 in the… Read More

Three New Lacus Names Approved on Titan

7 April 2011

Three new lacus names (Cardiel Lacus, Freeman Lacus, and Towada Lacus) have been approved for use on Titan. For more information, see the Titan page and the map of the north polar region of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Themes Approved for Asteroid 21 Lutetia

1 March 2011

The following themes have been approved for naming surface features on asteroid (21) Lutetia: Craters: Cities of the Roman Empire and the adjacent parts of Europe at the time of Lutetia (52 BC - 360 AD) Regiones: Discoverer of Lutetia, and provinces of the Roman Empire at the time of Lutetia Other… Read More

Sixteen New Names Approved on Dione

25 February 2011

New names for 13 craters and 3 fossae have been approved for Dione. For more information, see the Dione page and the map of Dione in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Seven Lacuna Names Approved for Use on Titan

21 December 2010

Seven names with the descriptor term lacuna have been approved for use on Titan. For more information, see the list of Titan lacunae and the map of the north polar region of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for Montes and Undae on Titan

5 December 2011

The names of six montes (Angmar, Dolmed, Echoriath, Gram, Merlock, and Rerir Montes) and four undae (Boreas, Eurus, Notus, and Zephyrus Undae) have been approved for Titan. For details, see the list of Titan feature names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for a Planitia on Mars

22 September 2010

The name Eridania Planitia has been approved for the Martian feature located at 38S, 238W. For more information, see the database information and the maps of MC-28 and MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Martian Vallis

3 January 2012

The name Havel Vallis has been approved for the Martian vallis located at 1.0N, 302.5E. For more information, see the web page for Havel Vallis and the map of MC-10 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Martian Fossae

23 January 2012

The name Sinai Fossae has been approved for the Martian fossae located at 14.0S, 281.0E. For more information, see the gazetteer page for Sinai Fossae and the map of MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.