USGS Astrogeology Science Center Nomenclature News https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news News about current and upcoming space missions, USGS gelogic products and historical exhibits en-us <![CDATA[Two Names Approved for Mercury: Pelagia Rupes and Vejas Rupes]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Pelagia Rupes and Vejas Rupes for two features on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-09 and H-03 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. The latest Mercury nomenclature GIS shapefile can be downloaded from our GIS Downloads page. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Six Mercury Rupēs]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Baltica Rupes, Darshak RupēsHesperides Rupes, Lance RupesProvidencia Rupes, and Selen Rupēs. For more information, please see the H-06, H-08, H-09, and H-10 quad maps, and download the latest GIS shapefile of Mercury nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury: Carrasco Rupēs]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Carrasco Rupēs for a feature on Mercury. For more information please see the H-09 quad map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Five Rupes Approved for Mercury: Aegaeo, Akademik, Astrea, Legend, and Zapiola]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved five names for Mercury: Aegaeo RupesAkademik RupesAstrea RupesLegend Rupes, and Zapiola Rupes. For more information, please see the H-01, H-06, H-08, H-09, and H-10 quad maps, and download the latest GIS shapefile of Mercury nomenclature. 
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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Eight Mercury Rupes]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved eight names for Mercury:  Acadia RupesAntares RupesArquipelago RupēsEndurance RupesProtea RupesTangaroa RupesXuelong Rupes, and Yelcho Rupes. For more information, please see the H-04H-08H-09H-10 quad maps, and download the latest GIS shapefile of Mercury nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: MacNicol]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -0700 MacNicol for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-15 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Five Names Approved for Dimorphos]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Atabaque Saxum, Bodhran Saxum, Caccavella Saxum, Dhol Saxum, and Puniu Saxum. For more information, please see the Dimorphos nomenclature map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Morrison]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Morrison for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-01 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Tangtse]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Tangtse for a small Mars crater. For more information, please see the MC-23 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars Craters: Aarna, Abu, Kyara, and Varahamihira]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Aarna, Abu, Kyara, and Varahamihira for four Mars craters. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Oxia Dorsum]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Oxia Dorsum for a feature on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Feature: Sinus Viscositatis]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0700 Sinus Viscositatis for a lunar feature. For more information, please see the LAC-23 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Marsabit]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Marsabit for a small crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Nen Valles]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Nen Valles for a feature on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-14 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![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. ]]>