Astrogeology Science Center

Two New Crater Names Approved for Earths Moon

30 October 2008

The names Haworth and Lenard have been approved for the lunar craters located at 86.8S, 4W, and 85.2N, 105W, respectively. For more information, see the list of Moon crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fourteen New Names Approved for Craters and Regiones on Itokawa

18 February 2009

The names Catalina, Fuchinobe, Gando, Hammaguira, Kamisunagawa, Kamoi, Komaba, Laurel, Miyabaru, San Marco, Arcoona Regio, LINEAR Regio, Ohsumi Regio, and Yoshinobu Regio have been approved for craters and regiones on Itokawa. For more information, see the list of Itokawa feature names in the… Read More

Three New Saturnian Moon Names and Expansion of Theme

21 September 2007

The IAU has approved names for three more Saturnian moons. They are:Saturn L = S/2006 S 6 JarnsaxaSaturn LI = S/2006 S 4 GreipSaturn LII = S/2007 S 1 TarqeqThe theme for prograde satellites with an inclination of around 48 degrees has been expanded to include Inuit spirits. See the Planet and… Read More

Twelve New Names and a New Theme for Fossae Approved for Use on Mercury

9 April 2008

The following new names have been approved by the IAU for use on Mercury.Craters: Apollodorus, Atget, Cunningham, Eminescu, Kertész, Neruda, Raditladi, Sander, Sveinsdóttir, Xiao ZhaoRupes: Beagle RupesFossae: Pantheon FossaeThe newly approved theme for fossae on Mercury is… Read More

New Names for 23 Craters on Mercury

24 April 2012

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved 23 new names for craters on Mercury. For details, see the list of Mercury feature names and the images of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Small Lunar Crater Named Lev

29 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Lev for the small lunar crater located at 12.7N, 62.2E. For more information, see the map of LAC 62 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Keren

28 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Keren for the Martian crater located at 20.98N, 337.5E. For more information, see the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Domoni

7 March 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Domoni for the Martian crater located at 51.38N, 234.39E. For more information, see the map of MC-2 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names for 21 Craters on Vesta

28 February 2012

The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved 21 new names for craters on Vesta. For details, see the list of Vesta feature names and the image of Vesta in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Mercury Crater Named Stieglitz

28 February 2012

The name Stieglitz has been approved for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see the map of Mercury quadrangle H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.