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[Name Approved for Mars: Jezero Mons]]> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Jezero Mons for a feature on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-13 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Henson]]> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Henson for a lunar crater near the South Pole. For more information, please see the LAC-144 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Five Mars Features]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Arago Dorsa, Cantabras Serpens, Cantabras Dorsum, Piscinas, and Piscinas Serpentes. For more information, see the MC-11 and MC-12 maps in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Mikumi]]> Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Mikumi for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the feature page and the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Veronese]]> Tue, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Veronese for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-06 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for the Moon: Mons Latreille]]> Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Mons Latreille for a feature on the Moon. For more information, please see the LAC-44 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Eight Names Approved for the Moon]]> Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Mons Hua, Mons Heng, Pei Xiu, Shen Kuo, Liu Hui, Song Yingxing, Statio Tianchuan, and Xu Guangqi. For more information, please see the LAC-23 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Elston]]> Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Elston for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-22 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury: Altair Rupes]]> Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Altair Rupes for a feature on Mercury. For more information, see the H-15 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars: Kozova]]> Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Kozova for a small crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars: Margulis and Roemer]]> Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Margulis and Roemer for two large craters on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-20 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Feature: Peneus Mensa]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Peneus Mensa for a feature on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-27 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Ten Names Approved for Pluto]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Edgeworth, Oort, Beatrice Fossa, Dumuzi Fossa, Inanna Fossa, Zheng He Montes, Ranger Planitia, Lunokhod Planitia, Pioneer Terra, and Viking Terra. For more information, please see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved on Mercury: Chikyu Rupes, Investigator Rupes, and Alpha Crucis Rupes]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Chikyu Rupes, Investigator Rupes, and Alpha Crucis Rupes. For more information, see the Mercury maps H-13 and H-09 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Easley]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Easley for a small lunar crater. For more information, see the LAC-99 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>