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 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Twelve New Names Approved For Bennu]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Thorondor Saxum, Dodo SaxumOdette SaxumOdile SaxumCamulatz SaxumKongamato SaxumGullinkambi SaxumBoobrie SaxumAellopus SaxumCelaeno SaxumCiinkwia Saxum, and Gamayun Saxum.]]> <![CDATA[Two Names Approved for Mars: Pliva Vallis and Sava Vallis]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Pliva Vallis and Sava Vallis for two features in the vicinity of the Mars 2020 mission landing site, Jezero crater. ]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Mars: Izola and Izola Mensa]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Izola and Izola Mensa for two features on Mars. For more information, please see the Mars map MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[First Twelve Names Approved for Bennu]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved twelve names for the asteroid Bennu: Aetos Saxum, Amihan Saxum, Benben Saxum, Gargoyle Saxum, Huginn Saxum, Muninn Saxum, Ocypete Saxum, Pouakai Saxum, Roc Saxum, Simurgh Saxum, Strix Saxum, and Tlanuwa Regio

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<![CDATA[Name Approved for Lunar Crater: Ballet]]> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Ballet for a small lunar crater. This crater was used as a landmark and sample collection site during the Apollo 17 mission. For more information, please see the LAC-43 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Two Crater Names Approved for Mars: Malino and Zaim]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Malino and Zaim for two craters on Mars. For more information, see the Mars map MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Ten Names Approved for Mars]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0700 AngelicaBelva, DaconoHartwellMarysvilleSedonaUlricehamn, Nili PlanumNeretva Vallis,  and Una Vallis. These names are near the proposed landing site for the Mars 2020 mission to Jezero crater. For more information, see the Mars MC-13 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Four Names Approved for Pluto]]> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Hardie, Coughlin, Hyecho Palus, and Uncama Fossa for features on Pluto. For more information, please see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. ]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mercury: Gordimer]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Gordimer for a crater on Mercury. For more information, please see the H-1 map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Pluto Feature: Tabei Montes]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Tabei Montes for a feature on Pluto. For more information, please see the Pluto map in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Venus: Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Jyestha Tesserae and Istustaya Tesserae. For more information, see the Venus maps V-7 and V-33 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>