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 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.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Three Faculae on Mercury]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gata Facula, Nakahi Facula, and Amaru Facula. For more information, see Mercury map H-14 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Feature on Pluto: Baret Montes]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Baret Montes for a feature on Pluto. For more information, see the map of Pluto in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Name Approved for Crater on Mars: Oituz]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Oituz for a small crater on Mars. For more information, see MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]> <![CDATA[Names Approved for Six Faculae on Mercury]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bibilava Faculae, Ejo Faculae, Ibab Facula, Inyoka Faculae, Maciji Facula, and Nzoka Facula. For more information, see Mercury map H-8 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.]]>