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[Twelve Names Approved for Ceres]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Mlezi, Cachimana, Binayo, Bilwis, Dikhan, Zatik, Enkimdu, Damia, Shennong, Axomama, Inkosazana, and Kahukura. For more information, see the map of Ceres in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fourteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Zub Lacus, Grasmere Lacus, Hlawga Lacus, Fogo Lacus , Letas Lacus, Balaton Lacus, Xolotlan Lacus, Karakul Lacus, Akmena Lacus, Brienz Lacus, Trichonida Lacus, Qinghai Lacus, Synevyr Lacus, and Yojoa Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomeclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Craters on Mercury: Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Anguissola, Anyte, and Vonnegut for three craters on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-1 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Eight Features Approved on the Moon]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Guest and Wargo. Letter designations were approved for six craters on the Moon: Kohlschutter V, Grigg E, Chebyshev Z, Wood T, Korolev Z, and Chaplygin B. For more information, see the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Three Apollo 11 Landing Site Names Approved on the Moon]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Mount Marilyn, Little West, and Double. For more information, see maps for LAC-60 and LAC-61 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Gokwe]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Alnif]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-19 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fifteen New Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Lagdo Lacus, Buada Lacus, Annecy Lacus, Dilolo Lacus, Dridzis Lacus, Arala Lacus, Olomega Lacus, Roca Lacus, Quilotoa Lacus, Imogene Lacus, Toba Lacus, Yessey Lacus, Zaza Lacus, Rwegura Lacus and Tengiz Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Fifteen Lacus Names Approved for Titan]]> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved names for fifteen features on Titan: Mweru Lacus, Taupo Lacus, Prespa Lacus, Van Lacus, Ypoa Lacus, Suwa Lacus, Rukwa Lacus, Ihotry Lacus, Viedma Lacus, Phewa Lacus, Rannoch Lacus, Chilwa Lacus, Muzhwi Lacus, Maracaibo Lacus, and Negra Lacus. For more information, see the Titan north pole map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

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<![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Features on Mars: Hiddekel, Icaria, and Phrixi Rupes]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Hiddekel Rupes, Icaria Rupes, and Phrixi Rupes. For more information, see Mars maps MC-12, MC-24, and MC-25 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Gediz Vallis]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 MC-23 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on the Moon: Virtanen F]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Virtanen F for a crater on the Moon. For more information, see Lunar map LAC-68 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Two Features on Mars: Kankossa and Bam]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Kankossa and Bam. For more information, see Mars maps MC-18 and MC-22 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mercury: Heaney]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Heaney for a crater on Mercury. For more information, see Mercury map H-13 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Tarq]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Tarq for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-29 in the Gazetteer for Planetary Nomenclature.]]>