Astrogeology Science Center

Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Canova

6 September 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Canova for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-2 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Eight Martian Crater Names Approved

31 August 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the following names for eight craters on Mars: Alofi, Banes, Izamal, Jiji, Kaporo, Sera, Wulai, and Yelapa. For more information, see Mars maps MC-11, MC-12, and MC-20 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Donner M

28 August 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Donner M for a small crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-116 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Yerkes V

24 August 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Yerkes V for a small crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-62 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved For Feature on Mars: Aeolis Chaos

13 June 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Aeolis Chaos for a feature on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-23 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Five Names Approved for Craters on Mars

1 June 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for five craters on Mars: McCauley, Batson, Jori, Nako, and Salkhad. For more information, see Mars map MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Pluto: Hekla Cavus

30 May 2018

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

Names Approved for Three Faculae on Mercury

1 May 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for three features on Mercury: Gata Facula, Nakahi Facula, and Amaru Facula. For more information, see Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Pluto: Baret Montes

26 April 2018

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

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Oituz

23 April 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Oituz for a small crater on Mars. For more information, see MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.