Astrogeology Science Center

New Names on Venus

19 July 2006

The following names have been provisionally approved by the IAU for features on Venus. The database information and images showing the features can be seen on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.Chanum CoronaeWitte PateraAzimua TholiOtohime TholusThe name Oanuava Corona has been changed to the… Read More

New Name on Mars

7 July 2006

The name Ganges Chaos has been provisionally approved for use on Mars. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information about this name and an image showing the feature.

Pluto's Moons Named Hydra and Nix

26 June 2006

Pluto's two newest satellites have been named Hydra and Nix by the International Astronomical Union. For more information, refer to the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, particularly the page that describes planet and satellite names and their discoverers.

Plutos Moons Named Hydra and Nix

26 June 2006

Pluto's two newest satellites have been named Hydra and Nix by the International Astronomical Union. For more information, refer to the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, particularly the page that describes planet and satellite names and their discoverers.

Seven New Names in the Elysium Region of Mars

20 June 2006

The following names in the Elysium region of Mars have been provisionally approved by the IAU. The database information and images showing the features can be seen on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.Aeolis PlanumCerberus PalusCerberus TholiLethe VallisPersboTombaughZephyria Planum

Fifteen New Names Approved for Mars

19 June 2006

The following names have been provisionally approved by the IAU for features on Mars. The database information and images showing the features can be seen on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.Abalos MensaAbalos ScopuliBaetis ChaosBoolaColumbia VallesChryse CollesCrotoneDaga VallisHyperborea… Read More

New name on Venus

1 June 2006

The name Lindgren Patera has been provisionally approved for Venus. This feature can be seen on the image of V-16 from the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Starting and Ending Latitudes and Longitudes

1 June 2006

The starting and ending latitudes and longitudes for the named features on Venus, Mars, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are now available on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. These coordinates can be viewed by displaying the table of features for a body and then selecting "Show All… Read More

New names on Olympus Mons Mars

27 April 2006

Names for two craters on Olympus Mons have been provisionally approved by the IAU. The names are Karzok and Pangboche and they can be seen on the MC-9 image from the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names for the Columbia astronauts provisionally approved

23 March 2006

Names for seven craters in the Apollo basin on the Moon have been provisionally approved by the International Astronomical Union to honor the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. The names can be seen in the list of lunar crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.The names… Read More