Astrogeology Science Center

Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Hawke

23 March 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Hawke for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-140 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Titan: Winnipeg Lacus

27 February 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Winnipeg Lacus for a feature on Titan. For more information, see Titan's North Polar Lakes and Seas map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Theme Approved for Faculae on Mercury

27 February 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the theme "word for 'snake' in various languages" for faculae on Mercury. For more information about themes, see the 'Categories' page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Kufstein

20 February 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Kufstein for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-27 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Seven Names Approved for Craters on Mars

20 February 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for seven craters on Mars: Dechu, Jaisalmer, Kenge, Kilmia, Qara, Topola, and Yelwa. For more information, see Mars maps MC-2, MC-6, MC-8, MC-9, MC-21, MC-22, and MC-24 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Chukhung

9 February 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Chukhung for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-03 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Oenotria Cavi

30 January 2018

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

Six New Sinus Names Approved for Titan

11 January 2018

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for six features on Titan: Genova Sinus, Dingle Sinus, Baffin Sinus, Manza Sinus, Boni Sinus, and Maizuru Sinus. For more information, see the map of Titan's North Polar Lakes and Seas in the Gazetteer of Planetary… Read More

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Olympus Maculae

29 November 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name Olympus Maculae for a group of dark spots on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-8 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Six Cavi and a Tholus on Mars

7 November 2017

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for seven features on Mars: Dalu Cavus, Layl Cavus, Malam Cavus, Nat Cavus, Noc Cavus, Usiku Cavus, and Noctis Tholus. For more information, see Mars map MC-17 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.