Monday, October 24, 2011

Four New Names Approved for use on Mars

From the USGS Astrogeology Science Center:

The names Corozal, Palikir, Raga, and Tivat have been approved for use on Mars. For more information, see the maps of Mars in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Note: Corozal is a small crater located within a much larger unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria, and is named for the town of Corozal, Belize. Palikir Crater is also a small crater, but located in the southern half of Newton Crater; it is named for the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. Raga Crater is located in western Aonia Terra, to the southwest of Icaria Planum, and is named for a town in South Sudan. Tivat Crater is located in Noachis Terra, and is northeast of Asimov Crater. It is named for a town in Montenegro.

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