Astrogeology Science Center

New Name Approved for Martian Vallis

3 January 2012

The name Havel Vallis has been approved for the Martian vallis located at 1.0N, 302.5E. For more information, see the web page for Havel Vallis and the map of MC-10 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Name Approved for Martian Fossae

23 January 2012

The name Sinai Fossae has been approved for the Martian fossae located at 14.0S, 281.0E. For more information, see the gazetteer page for Sinai Fossae and the map of MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Two Coronae on Venus

16 December 2010

The names Elihino Corona and Pakoti Corona have been approved for two coronae located in Venus quadrangle V-45. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Three Terrae and Two Regions on Titan

5 January 2012

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for three terrae (Garotman, Tollan, and Yalaing Terrae) and two regiones (Concordia and Hetpet Regiones) on Titan. For details, see the list of Titan feature names in theGazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for 36 Features on Lutetia

5 April 2011

Names for 18 craters, 1 dorsum, 2 fossae, 3 labēs, 8 regiones, 2 rimae, and 2 rupēs have been approved on asteroid (21) Lutetia. For more information, see the Lutetia page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Mercury Feature Coordinates Updated to MESSENGER

7 March 2011

In late 2010, the coordinates of the named features in the Mercury portion of the nomenclature database were updated from values from historical sources to values in the preliminary MESSENGER control network. The purpose of this work was to facilitate the identification of named features on… Read More

Martian Valley System Named Tigre Valles

12 January 2010

The name Tigre Valles has been approved for the Martian valley system located at 12S, 37W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Craters Named Noord and Resen

20 January 2011

The names Noord and Resen have been approved for two small Martian craters. For more information about these features, or about planetary feature names in general, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Majuro

28 November 2011

The name Majuro has been approved for the Martian crater located at 33.3S, 84.3E. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-28 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Martian Crater Named Firsoff

15 November 2010

The name Firsoff has been approved for the Martian crater located at 2.6N, 9.4W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.