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 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.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Tooley]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Tooley for a lunar crater. The name was approved on November 19, 2020. For more information, see the lunar map LAC-144 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Mercury Crater: Berry]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Berry for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the Mercury map H-01 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Charon: McCaffrey Dorsum and Cora]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 McCaffrey Dorsum and Cora, a crater.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Pluto: Hardaway, Zagar, and Pulfrich]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Hardaway, Zagar, and Pulfrich. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Ceres: Homowo Regio]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Homowo Regio in the Gazetteer of Planetary System Nomenclature for more information. ]]>