Astrogeology Science Center

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.

Three New Names Approved for Features on Titan

5 April 2010

The names Arrakis Planitia, Polaznik Macula, and Uanui Virgae have been approved for features on Titan. For more information, see the list of Titan surface features and the map of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Map Showing Enceladus Names

28 November 2006

A new map of Enceladus showing all IAU-approved names has been posted on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Fifteen New Names Approved for Mars

19 June 2006

The following names have been provisionally approved by the IAU for features on Mars. The database information and images showing the features can be seen on the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.Abalos MensaAbalos ScopuliBaetis ChaosBoolaColumbia VallesChryse CollesCrotoneDaga VallisHyperborea… Read More

Three New Crater Names Approved on Mars

26 February 2008

The names Phedra, Tavua, and Zaranj have been approved for small Martian craters. Please see the list of Martian crater names and the map of MC-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Two New Names Approved for Martian Features

6 August 2009

Two new names have been approved for use on Mars. The name Gasa has been applied to a small crater located at 35.68S, 230.72W (see the MC-29 map), and the name Ismenius Cavus has been approved for the feature at 33.84N, 343.0W (see the MC-5 map). For more information, see the list of Martian… Read More

New Name Approved for Martian Surface Feature

30 April 2007

The name Gemina Lingula has been approved for a Martian feature located in the northern hemisphere at about 82N, 5E. For more information, see the map of the Martian quadrangle MC-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

New Crater Name Approved on Titan

15 February 2008

A crater on Titan located at 7.0N, 199.0W has been named Selk for the Egyptian goddess of knowledge, writing, education, and reptiles. See the Titan list of craters and images in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.