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[Six New Sinus Names Approved for Titan]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Genova Sinus, Dingle Sinus, Baffin Sinus, Manza Sinus, Boni Sinus, and Maizuru Sinus. For more information, see the map of Titan's North Polar Lakes and Seas in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Olympus Maculae]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Olympus Maculae for a group of dark spots on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-8 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Six Cavi and a Tholus on Mars]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Dalu Cavus, Layl Cavus, Malam Cavus, Nat Cavus, Noc Cavus, Usiku Cavus, and Noctis Tholus. For more information, see Mars map MC-17 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Kotido]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Kotido for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Seven New Names Approved for Paterae on Mars]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Olympus Paterae, Apollo Patera, Athena Patera, Dionysus Patera, Hermes Patera, Hera Patera, and Zeus Patera. For more information, see the map of MC-9 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[New Naming Method Approved for Use on Mars]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Categories page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[First Names for Pluto]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Tombaugh Regio, Sputnik Planitia, Tenzing Montes, Hillary Montes, Al-Idrisi Montes, Djanggawul Fossae, Sleipnir Fossa, Virgil Fossae, Adlivun Cavus, Hayabusa Terra, Voyager Terra, Tartarus DorsaBurney, and Elliot. For more information, see the map of Pluto in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Five Names Approved for Titan: Salusa, Niushe, Harmonthep, Corrin, and Ochumare]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved five names on Titan: Salusa Labyrinthus, Niushe Labyrinthus, Harmonthep Labyrinthus, Corrin Labyrinthus, and Ochumare Regio. For more information, see the map of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Thirteen Craters Approved for Ceres]]> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Jumis, Sedana, Peko, Halki, Telepinu, Kaneki, Kokopelli, Emesh, Xevioso, Nunghui, Thrud, Jacheongbi, and Ratumaibulu. For more information, see the map of Ceres in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Two Names Approved for Titan: Giedi Planitia and Tsiipiya Terra]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Giedi Planitia and Tsiipiya Terra. For more information, see the map of Titan in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Venus]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Annabelle for a crater on Venus. For more information, see Venus map V-41, in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Twelve Names Approved for Ceres]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Mlezi, Cachimana, Binayo, Bilwis, Dikhan, Zatik, Enkimdu, Damia, Shennong, Axomama, Inkosazana, and Kahukura. For more information, see the map of Ceres in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fourteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Zub Lacus, Grasmere Lacus, Hlawga Lacus, Fogo Lacus , Letas Lacus, Balaton Lacus, Xolotlan Lacus, Karakul Lacus, Akmena Lacus, Brienz Lacus, Trichonida Lacus, Qinghai Lacus, Synevyr Lacus, and Yojoa Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomeclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Craters on Mercury: Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut for three craters on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Three Apollo 11 Landing Site Names Approved on the Moon]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Mount Marilyn, Little West, and Double. For more information, see maps for LAC-60 and LAC-61 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>