USGS Astrogeology Science Center Nomenclature 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 Mars: Gokwe]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Alnif]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fifteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Lagdo Lacus, Buada Lacus, Annecy Lacus, Dilolo Lacus, Dridzis Lacus, Arala Lacus, Olomega Lacus, Roca Lacus, Quilotoa Lacus, Imogene Lacus, Toba Lacus, Yessey Lacus, Zaza Lacus, Rwegura Lacus and Tengiz Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fifteen Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for fifteen features on Titan: Mweru Lacus, Taupo Lacus, Prespa Lacus, Van Lacus, Ypoa Lacus, Suwa Lacus, Rukwa Lacus, Ihotry Lacus, Viedma Lacus, Phewa Lacus, Rannoch Lacus, Chilwa Lacus, Muzhwi Lacus, Maracaibo Lacus, and Negra Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Features on Mars: Hiddekel, Icaria, and Phrixi Rupes]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Hiddekel Rupes, Icaria Rupes, and Phrixi Rupes. For more information, see Mars maps MC-12, MC-24, and MC-25 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Gediz Vallis]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-23 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on the Moon: Virtanen F]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Virtanen F for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see Lunar map LAC-68 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Features on Mars: Kankossa and Bam]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Kankossa and Bam. For more information, see Mars maps MC-18 and MC-22 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Heaney]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Heaney for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-13 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Tarq]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Tarq for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-29 in the Gazetteer for Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names, Theme, and Boundary Change Approved for Mercury]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Borealis Planitia, and the following new names for use on Mercury: Turms Planitia, Otaared Planitia, Apārangi Planitia, Sihtu Planitia, Papsukkal Planitia, Catuilla Planum, Stilbon Planitia, Mearcair Planitia, Lugus Planitia, and Utaridi Planitia. The theme "names for Mercury (either the planet or the god) in various languages" was approved for planum/plana. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Seven Labyrinthi on Titan]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Naraj Labyrinthus, Palma Labyrinthus, Muritan Labyrinthus, Gansireed Labyrinthus, Gammu Labyrinthus, Lampadas Labyrinthus, and Lernaeus Labyrinthus. For more information, see the Titan global and south pole maps, in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Eight Labyrinthi on Titan]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Tleilax Labyrinthus, Anbus Labyrinthus, Kronin Labyrinthus, Grumman Labyrinthus, Lankiveil Labyrinthus, Junction Labyrinthus, Gamont Labyrinthus, and Ginaz Labyrinthus. For more information, see the Titan global, north pole, and south pole maps, in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Themes Approved for the Pluto System]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Categories page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature or the IAU press release.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Four Features on Mars: Sibiti, Nia Chaos, Baetis Labēs, and Chrysas Mensa]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Sibiti, Nia Chaos, Baetis Labēs, and Chrysas Mensa. For more information, see the map for MC-18 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>