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 Neptunian Satellite: Hippocamp]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Planets page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Chang'e-4 Landing Site Name Approved: Statio Tianhe]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Statio Tianhe for the landing site where the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 touched town on January 3, 2019, the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon. Four other names for features near the landing site have also been approved: Zhinyu, Hegu, and Tianjin craters, as well as Mons Tai. See the IAU Press Release for more information.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Ceres: Lughnasa Tholus]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Lughnasa Tholus for a feature on Ceres. For more information, see the Ceres map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Cagli]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Cagli for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Mars: Kalpin]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kalpin for a crater on Mars. For more information, see Mars map MC-15 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Four Names Approved on Mercury]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Carleton and Travers. Two other names were also approved: Meteor Rupes and Kainan Rupes. For more information, see Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Lunar Craters Named in Honour of Apollo 8]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Anders' Earthrise and 8 Homeward. See the IAU Press Release for more information, and the LAC-82 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Jovian Satellite: Valetudo]]> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Planets page in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![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.]]>