Friday, February 1, 2013

Lucaya Crater Named

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center reports that:

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Lucaya for a crater on Mars. For more information, see the map of MC-21 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Note: Lucaya Crater is a small impact crater located on the northwestern rim of Huygens Crater, both of which are located in Terra Sabaea. It is named after a town in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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