Astrogeology Science Center

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

Four New Names Approved for use on Mars

29 September 2011

The names Corozal, Palikir, Raga, and Tivat have been approved for use on Mars. For more information, see the maps of Mars in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Four New Names Approved for Phobos

28 July 2011

Names for two craters (Öpik and Shklovsky), one planitia (Lagado Planitia), and one regio (Laputa Regio) have been approved for use on Phobos. For more information, see the Phobos page and the map of Phobos in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

First Names for Vesta Approved

3 October 2011

The names of fourteen craters and one tholus have been approved for Vesta. For details, see the list of Vesta feature names in theGazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. Coordinates for these names are in a system used by the Dawn Team.