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 Lunar Crater: Vaughan]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Vaughan for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see the Moon map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Hermod Fossae]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Hermod Fossae for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Seven Craters on Mercury]]> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Angelou, Bunin, Josetsu, Jiménez, Kirby, Rizal, and Strauss. For more information, see the Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Chamba]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Chamba for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the MC-11 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Five Jovian Satellites]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Planet and Satellite Names page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Kakn├║ Fossa]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Kaknú Fossa for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Shioli]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Shioli for a small lunar crater. For more information, see the Moon map LAC-78 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Tehachapi]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Tehachapi for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-04 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Crater: Kilkhampton]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Kilkhampton for a crater on Mars. For more information, please see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Three Names Approved for Mercury: Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Martins, Grifo Rupes, and Soya Rupes. For more information, please see the H-10 map of Mercury in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Ten Names Approved for Europa]]> Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Belenos Mensa, Borvo Mensa, Grannus Mensa, Moyle Cavus, Kerlescan Fossae, Kermario Fossae, Ménec Fossae, Maughanasilly Fossa, Eightercua Fossa, and Beenalaught Fossa. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mars Feature: Oxia Planum]]> Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Oxia Planum for a feature on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![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.]]>