New Name Request Processing on Hold Until July 2

17 June 2019

Due to the database manager's vacation, processing of new name requests will be on hold until Tuesday, July 2. 

Name Approved for Mars Crater: Kilkhampton

10 June 2019

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

Three Names Approved for Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes

10 June 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved three names for features on Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes. For more information, please see the H-10 map of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Ten Names Approved for Europa

28 May 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved ten names for features on Europa: Belenos Mensa, Borvo Mensa, Grannus Mensa, Moyle Cavus, Kerlescan Fossae, Kermario Fossae, Ménec Fossae, Maughanasilly Fossa, Eightercua Fossa, and Beenalaught Fossa. 

Name Approved for Mars Feature: Oxia Planum

17 May 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Oxia Planum for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for Mercury: Six Faculae

16 April 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for six faculae on Mercury: Orm Faculae, Pampu Facula, Ular Facula, Sarpa Facula, Havu Facula, and Bitin Facula. For more information, see the Mercury maps H-2 and H-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Callisto crater: Vili

4 April 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Vili for a crater on Callisto. For more information, please see the Callisto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Ganymede crater: Laomedon

4 April 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Laomedon for a crater on Ganymede. For more information, please see the Ganymede map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Bellini

3 April 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Bellini for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see the Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Mercury Feature: Borobudur Fossae

3 April 2019

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Borobudur Fossae for a feature on Mercury. For more information, see the Mercury maps H-13 and H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.