Astrogeology Science Center

Martian Crater Named Majuro

28 November 2011

The name Majuro has been approved for the Martian crater located at 33.3S, 84.3E. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-28 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Firsoff

15 November 2010

The name Firsoff has been approved for the Martian crater located at 2.6N, 9.4W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Dogana

19 April 2011

The name Dogana has been approved for the Martian crater located at 10.0S, 306.35E. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Canala

18 January 2011

The name Canala has been approved for the Martian crater located at 24.35N, 80.0W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-10 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Coordinates now in MDIM 2.1

17 November 2010

In October 2010, the coordinates of the named craters in the Martian portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from the Mars Digital Image Mosaic (MDIM) 2.0 control network to values in the MDIM 2.1 control network. The purpose of this work is to facilitate the identification of… Read More

Mars Feature Coordinates Updated to MDIM 2.1

11 August 2011

The Mars portion of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature now defaults to a new set of coordinates; all of the Martian features now match the Mars Digital Image Mosaic (MDIM) 2.1 control network. In late 2010, the coordinates of the named craters in the Martian portion of the nomenclature… Read More

Lunar Coordinates Now Available in ULCN

18 October 2010

In 2010, the coordinates of the named features in the lunar portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from historical sources to values in the coordinate frame of the Unified Lunar Control Network 2005 (ULCN 2005, see http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1367/). The purpose of this work… Read More

Longitude Defining Crater on Lutetia Named Lauriacum

2 September 2011

The name Lauriacum has been approved for the small crater that defines zero degrees longitude on asteroid (21) Lutetia. For more information, see the Lutetia page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Large Ringed Feature on Titan Named Paxsi

15 October 2010

A large ringed feature on Titan located at 5.0N, 341.2W has been named Paxsi. For more information, see the feature page and the image of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fourteen More Names Approved for Surface Features on Vesta

27 December 2011

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for seven craters, two fossae, one tholus, one terra, one planitia, and two rup─ôs on Vesta. For details, see thelist of Vesta feature names and the image of Vesta in theGazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. Coordinates… Read More