Six New Crater Names Approved for Mimas

15 July 2008

The names Dagonet, Lucas, Marhaus, Melyodas, Nero, and Royns have been approved for six craters on Mimas. For more information, see the list of Mimas crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names Approved for Four Satellites of Neptune

29 January 2007

The following names have been approved for four satellites of Neptune:Neptune IX (Halimede)Neptune XI (Sao)Neptune XII (Laomedeia)Neptune XIII (Neso)More information about these names can be found on the Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Names Approved for Craters on Rhea

23 April 2010

Forty-two new names have been approved for craters on Rhea. For more information, see the list of Rhea crater names and the map of Rhea in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Two New Names Approved for use on Mars

25 July 2007

The name Olympia Rup─ôs has been approved for a series of scarps in the north polar region of Mars, and the name Jezero has been approved for a crater on the western edge of Isidis Planitia. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Names for the Columbia astronauts provisionally approved

23 March 2006

Names for seven craters in the Apollo basin on the Moon have been provisionally approved by the International Astronomical Union to honor the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. The names can be seen in the list of lunar crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.The names… Read More

Name Approved for Small Martian Crater

11 August 2008

The name Bogia has been approved for the Martian crater at 44.3S, 276.84W. For more information, see the list of Martian crater names in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Nineteen New Names Approved for Earths Moon

22 January 2009

The names Aepinus, Bosch, Erlanger, Fibiger, Florey, Gore, Grignard, Haber, Hevesy, Haskin, Houssay, Ibn Bajja, Kocher, Kuhn, Laveran, Nefed'ev, Svedberg, von Baeyer, and Wapowski have been approved for craters in the north and south polar regions of the Moon. For more information, see the list of… Read More

Division Named in Saturns Ring System

26 December 2007

The name Roche Division has been approved for the division between Saturn's A and F rings. See the ring nomenclature page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Seven New Names in the Elysium Region of Mars

20 June 2006

The following names in the Elysium region of Mars have been provisionally approved by the IAU. The database information and images showing the features can be seen on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.Aeolis PlanumCerberus PalusCerberus TholiLethe VallisPersboTombaughZephyria Planum

Two New Names Approved for Use on Venus

10 May 2007

The names Copacati Mons and Urash Corona have been approved for use on Venus. Please see the image of Venus quadrangle V-17 and the feature lists in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.