Astrogeology Science Center

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Krupac

28 October 2016

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

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Ruhea

18 October 2016

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

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Taltal

20 September 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Taltal for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map for MC-24 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for 14 Features on Ceres

16 September 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for 14 craters on Ceres: Aristaeus, Begbalel, Braciaca, Cacaguat, Centeotl, Duginavi, Hakumyi, Hatipowa, Ialonus, Kiriamma, Laukumate, Megwomets, Razeka, and Xochipilli. For more information, see the Ceres map in the… Read More

Name Approved for Feature on Ceres: Uhola Catenae

12 September 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Uhola Catenae for a feature on Ceres. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Features on Mars: Nybyen and Flateyri

12 September 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for two craters on Mars: Nybyen and Flateyri. For more information, see the map for MC-26 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Features on Mars: Murray, Mambali, Baum, and Degana

6 September 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for four craters on Mars: Murray, Mambali, Baum, and Degana. For more information, see the maps for MC-18 and MC-20 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Names Approved for Five Tholi on Ceres

23 August 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for five features on Ceres: Aymuray Tholi, Cosecha Tholus, Hosil Tholus, Kwanzaa Tholus, and Mikeli Tholus. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Cilaos

16 August 2016

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

Theme on Mars Expanded

14 July 2016

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the expansion of the theme for "other features" on Mars to include using the name of a nearby crater, if no nearby albedo feature name is available. Theme expansion was necessary because in some areas of Mars all available albedo… Read More