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[Names Approved for Mercury: Six Faculae]]> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for six faculae on Mercury: Orm Faculae, Pampu Facula, Ular Facula, Sarpa Facula, Havu Facula, and Bitin Facula. For more information, see the Mercury maps H-2 and H-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

 

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Callisto crater: Vili]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Vili for a crater on Callisto. For more information, please see the Callisto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Ganymede crater: Laomedon]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Laomedon for a crater on Ganymede. For more information, please see the Ganymede map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Bellini]]> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Bellini for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see the Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Feature: Borobudur Fossae]]> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Borobudur Fossae for a feature on Mercury. For more information, see the Mercury maps H-13 and H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Nine Features on Ceres]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Dankdag Labes, Sukkot Labes, Onam Labes, Lohri Tholus, Bagach Tholus, Kekri Tholus, Pasola Facula, Cerealia Tholus, and Makahiki Labyrinthus. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved For Feature on Mars: Phison Patera]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Phison Patera for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the Mars maps MC-05 and MC-13 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Three Names Approved for Mars: Barth, Thymiamata Serpens, and Meridiani Serpentes]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Barth, Thymiamata Serpens, and Meridiani Serpentes. For more information, see the Mars maps MC-11 and MC-12. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Neptunian Satellite: Hippocamp]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Planets page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Chang'e-4 Landing Site Name Approved: Statio Tianhe]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Statio Tianhe for the landing site where the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 touched town on January 3, 2019, the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon. Four other names for features near the landing site have also been approved: Zhinyu, Hegu, and Tianjin craters, as well as Mons Tai. See the IAU Press Release for more information.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Ceres: Lughnasa Tholus]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Lughnasa Tholus for a feature on Ceres. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Cagli]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Cagli for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Kalpin]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kalpin for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-15 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Four Names Approved on Mercury]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Carleton and Travers. Two other names were also approved: Meteor Rupes and Kainan Rupes. For more information, see Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Lunar Craters Named in Honour of Apollo 8]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Anders' Earthrise and 8 Homeward. See the IAU Press Release for more information, and the LAC-82 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>