Astrogeology Science Center

New Name Descriptor Term and Theme Approved for Use on Titan

4 August 2009

The descripter term planitia has been approved for use on Titan with the theme "Names of planets from the Dune series of science fiction novels by American author Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)." The first planitia name on Titan has also been approved; Chusuk Planitia is located at 5.0S, 23.5W. For more information, see the list of Titan planitia names and the Titan images showing named features in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.