Astrogeology Science Center

Eight Features Approved on the Moon

26 July 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for two craters on the Moon: Guest and Wargo. Letter designations were approved for six craters on the Moon: Kohlschutter V, Grigg E, Chebyshev Z, Wood T, Korolev Z, and Chaplygin B. For more information, see the… Read More

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Gokwe

5 July 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Gokwe for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Alnif

5 July 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Alnif for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fifteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan

26 June 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for fifteen features on Titan: Lagdo Lacus, Buada Lacus, Annecy Lacus, Dilolo Lacus, Dridzis Lacus, Arala Lacus, Olomega Lacus, Roca Lacus, Quilotoa Lacus, Imogene Lacus, Toba Lacus, Yessey Lacus, Zaza Lacus, Rwegura Lacus… Read More

Fifteen Lacus Names Approved for Titan

11 June 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for fifteen features on Titan: Mweru Lacus, Taupo Lacus, Prespa Lacus, Van Lacus, Ypoa Lacus, Suwa Lacus, Rukwa Lacus, Ihotry Lacus, Viedma Lacus, Phewa Lacus, Rannoch Lacus, Chilwa Lacus, Muzhwi Lacus, Maracaibo Lacus, and… Read More

Names Approved for Three Features on Mars: Hiddekel, Icaria, and Phrixi Rupes

7 June 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three features on Mars: Hiddekel Rupes, Icaria Rupes, and Phrixi Rupes. For more information, see Mars maps MC-12, MC-24, and MC-25 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Gediz Vallis

3 May 2017

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

Name Approved for Feature on the Moon: Virtanen F

2 May 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Virtanen F for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see Lunar map LAC-68 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Two Features on Mars: Kankossa and Bam

3 April 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for two craters on Mars, Kankossa and Bam. For more information, see Mars maps MC-18 and MC-22 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Heaney

21 March 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Heaney for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-13 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.