Names Approved for Mars: Mastung and Longboh

23 October 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Mastung and Longboh for two small Mars craters. For more information, see the MC-6 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for the Moon: Spudis and Marvin

30 September 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Spudis and Marvin for two craters near the Moon's South Pole. For more information, please see the LAC-144 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for the Moon: Rima Louville

29 September 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Rima Louville for a feature on the Moon. For more information, please see the LAC-23 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Name Approved for Mars: Jezero Mons

17 September 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Jezero Mons for a feature on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-13 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Henson

1 September 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Henson for a lunar crater near the South Pole. For more information, please see the LAC-144 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Names Approved for Five Mars Features

26 August 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approve five new names for features on Mars: Arago Dorsa, Cantabras Serpens, Cantabras Dorsum, Piscinas, and Piscinas Serpentes. For more information, see the MC-11 and MC-12 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mars: Mikumi

19 August 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Mikumi for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the feature page and the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Veronese

29 June 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Veronese for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-06 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. 

Name Approved for the Moon: Mons Latreille

24 May 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Mons Latreille for a feature on the Moon. For more information, please see the LAC-44 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Eight Names Approved for the Moon

24 May 2021

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved eight names for features on the Moon in the vicinity of the Chang'e-5 landing site: Mons Hua, Mons Heng, Pei Xiu, Shen Kuo, Liu Hui, Song Yingxing, Statio Tianchuan, and Xu Guangqi. For more information, please see the LAC-23 map… Read More