Astrogeology Science Center

Twelve Names Approved for Ceres

12 August 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for twelve craters on Ceres: Mlezi, Cachimana, Binayo, Bilwis, Dikhan, Zatik, Enkimdu, Damia, Shennong, Axomama, Inkosazana, and Kahukura. For more information, see the map of Ceres in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fourteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan

8 August 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for fourteen features on Titan: Zub Lacus, Grasmere Lacus, Hlawga Lacus, Fogo Lacus , Letas Lacus, Balaton Lacus, Xolotlan Lacus, Karakul Lacus, Akmena Lacus, Brienz Lacus, Trichonida Lacus, Qinghai Lacus, Synevyr Lacus, and… Read More

Names Approved for Three Craters on Mercury: Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut

4 August 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut for three craters on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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

Three Apollo 11 Landing Site Names Approved on the Moon

26 July 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved three Apollo 11 landing site names: Mount Marilyn, Little West, and Double. For more information, see maps for LAC-60 and LAC-61 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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.