Astrogeology Science Center

Two New Lacus Names for Titan

12 March 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Urmia Lacus and Sionascaig Lacus for use on Titan. For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Mars Crater Named Farim

11 March 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Farim for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Candor Sulci and Nia Tholus Approved on Mars

11 March 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for two features on Mars: Candor Sulci and Nia Tholus. For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for a Mons and a Tholus on Mars

4 March 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved new names for two features on Mars: Aonia Mons and Aonia Tholus. For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name for a Channel on Titan

13 February 2013

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Vid Flumina for a channel on Titan. For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Lucaya

30 January 2013

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

Names for Five Colles and One Patera on Titan

19 December 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for five colles on Titan (Arwen Colles, Bilbo Colles, Faramir Colles, Handir Colles, and Nimloth Colles). The feature formerly called Sotra Facula has been changed to Sotra Patera. For more information, see this image… Read More

New Names for Six Features on Mars

26 November 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for six features on Mars: Camichel, Dukhan, Kolonga, Liberta, Sibut, and Okavango Valles. For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fifteen New Names for Vesta

21 November 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for eleven craters, two catenae, one dorsum, and one tholus on Vesta (Albana, Domna, Eumachia, Eutropia, Fonteia, Galeria, Mamilia, Myia, Paulina, Pomponia, Torquata, Albalonga Catena, Robigalia Catena, Lavinium Dorsum, and… Read More

Eight New Names for Titan Surface Features

13 November 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for seven montes and one fluctus on Titan (Mohini Fluctus, Doom Mons, Erebor Mons, Irensaga Montes, Mindolluin Montes, Misty Montes, Mithrim Montes, and Taniquetil Montes). For more information, see the IAU Gazetteer of… Read More