January 19, 2022

Reference: “Planetary Mapping Connects Past and Future”

From the AZ Daily Sun:

More than 50 years after the first modern planetary maps were created, mapping remains a valuable and challenging task for astrogeologists. Two dozen scientists from around the world gathered this week at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff to discuss the latest in their work to map planets throughout our solar system.


Tenielle Gaither helps maintain the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, an online collection of all the planetary features named to date.

“The absolute goal is to be international in representation, so that the names not only are the individual names from the countries all over the world, but that scientists from all over the world are represented in the nomenclature by choosing them,” Gaither said.

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Direct to United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Website

Direct to Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

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