USGS Astrogeology Science Center News http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news News about current and upcoming space missions, USGS gelogic products and historical exhibits en-us <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mercury: Gordimer]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Gordimer for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-1 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Tabei Montes]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Tabei Montes for a feature on Pluto. For more information, please see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Venus: Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae. For more information, see the Venus maps V-7 and V-33 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Vaughan]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Vaughan for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the Moon map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[First release for QGIS featuring full FGDC symbol-set for planetary geology]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Dr. Alessandro Frigeri has pushed the first release (targeting QGIS 3.x), which includes all the FGDC symbols needed for creating planetary geologic maps. The gsymblib is a library and development environment for producing geologic symbols to be used in the QGIS desktop GIS. For more information see: https://github.com/afrigeri/geologic-symbols-qgis

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Hermod Fossae]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Hermod Fossae for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Seven Craters on Mercury]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Angelou, Bunin, Josetsu, Jiménez, Kirby, Rizal, and Strauss. For more information, see the Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Chamba]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Chamba for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Five Jovian Satellites]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Planet and Satellite Names page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Kakn├║ Fossa]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Kaknú Fossa for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Shioli]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Shioli for a small lunar crater. For more information, see the Moon map LAC-78 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Tehachapi]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Tehachapi for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-04 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Kilkhampton]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Kilkhampton for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Three Names Approved for Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes. For more information, please see the H-10 map of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Ten Names Approved for Europa]]> Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Belenos Mensa, Borvo Mensa, Grannus Mensa, Moyle Cavus, Kerlescan Fossae, Kermario Fossae, Ménec Fossae, Maughanasilly Fossa, Eightercua Fossa, and Beenalaught Fossa. ]]>