USGS Astrogeology Science Center News https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news News about current and upcoming space missions, USGS gelogic products and historical exhibits en-us <![CDATA[Eight Names Approved for Mars]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Enns, Steyr, Mirissa, Kirinda, Güimar, Yaiza, and Amed for eight craters on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-21 and MC-22 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for 10 Small Satellites of Saturn]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Saturnian Satellites in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.  ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars: Kyela, Kai, Elva, Tarime, and LĂ­mni]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Kyela, Kai, Elva, Tarime, and Límni. For more information, please see the MC-12 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Pohl]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Pohl for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-04 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.  ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Bandfield]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Bandfield for a small lunar crater. For more information, please see the LAC-82 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Feature: Challenger Rupes]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Challenger Rupes for a feature on Mercury. For more information, please see the Mercury map H-09 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Seven New Names Approved for Pluto: One Planitia, Two Valles, Two Craters, and Two Colles]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved seven names for features on Pluto: Rosetta PlanitiaLemminkäinen VallisVäinämöinen Vallis, Kowal, Coradini, Challenger Colles, and Columbia Colles. For more information, please see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Europa: Ancaeus Linea, Arachne Linea, and Acacallis Linea]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Ancaeus Linea, Arachne Linea, and Acacallis Linea. For more information, please see the Europa map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Lorde]]> Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Lorde for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-15 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Twelve New Names Approved for Mars Craters]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the names Arvi, Bari, Daiyang, Gebog, Jintur, Luwuk, Maur, Poso, Satkania, Teknaf, Wukan, and Zhufan for twelve small craters on Mars. For more information, see the Mars maps MC-4, MC-24, MC-25, MC-26, MC-27, and MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

 

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Bohar]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Bohar for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-3 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for 11 Features on Titan]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for eleven features on Titan: Montego Sinus, Luin Montes, Orog Lacuna, Enriquillo Lacus, Totak Lacus, Pielinen Lacus, Gatun Lacus, Sarygamysh Lacus, Tasmania Facula, Xuttah Planitia, and Cerknica Lacuna

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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars: 22 Feature Names Near the Tianwen-1 Landing Site]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Pingle, XibaipoWenjiashi, YaodianGujiangZhouzhuangQiduTianzhushanMajiGutianWuxingYangliuqingLukeqinMoheHuxiangZhengjiYaodian FossaeQidu FossaeYaodian TholusWenjiashi TholiMohe Tholi, and Wenjiashi Mensa.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Ramanathan]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Ramanathan for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-12 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars Craters: Karratha, Khujirt, and Dampier]]> Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Karratha, Khujirt, and Dampier. For more information, please see the MC-16 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]>