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 Feature on Mercury: Canova]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Canova for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-2 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Eight Martian Crater Names Approved]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Alofi, Banes, Izamal, Jiji, Kaporo, Sera, Wulai, and Yelapa. For more information, see Mars maps MC-11, MC-12, and MC-20 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Donner M]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Donner M for a small crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-116 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Yerkes V]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Yerkes V for a small crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-62 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved For Feature on Mars: Aeolis Chaos]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Aeolis Chaos for a feature on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-23 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Five Names Approved for Craters on Mars]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 McCauley, Batson, Jori, Nako, and Salkhad. For more information, see Mars map MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Pluto: Hekla Cavus]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Hekla Cavus for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the map of Pluto in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Faculae on Mercury]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gata Facula, Nakahi Facula, and Amaru Facula. For more information, see Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Pluto: Baret Montes]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Baret Montes for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the map of Pluto in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Oituz]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Oituz for a small crater on Mars. For more information, see MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Six Faculae on Mercury]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bibilava Faculae, Ejo Faculae, Ibab Facula, Inyoka Faculae, Maciji Facula, and Nzoka Facula. For more information, see Mercury map H-8 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[First Names Approved for Charon]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Argo Chasma, Caleuche Chasma, Mandjet Chasma, Butler Mons, Kubrick Mons, Clarke Montes, Dorothy, Nasreddin, Nemo, Pirx, Revati, and Sadko. For more information, see the map of Charon in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Seven Faculae on Mercury]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved names for seven faculae on Mercury: Abeeso Facula, Agwo Facula, Nathair Facula, Neidr Facula, Suge Facula, Thueban Facula, and Slang Faculae. For more information, see Mercury maps H-3, H-4, H-5, and H-8 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

 

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Garu]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Garu for a crater on Mars. For more information, see MC-23 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on the Moon: Hawke]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Hawke for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see LAC-140 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>