View Full Version : New Crater Names Approved for Mercury’s South Pole & More

2013-Mar-27, 03:50 PM
Move over, Tolkien & Tryggvadóttir. Yesterday, an announcement*was made that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved proposed names for nine new craters on the planet Mercury. The names honor deceased writers, artists and musicians following the convention*established by the IAU for naming features on the innermost world. The*announcement*comes as NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has completed*mapping of [...]

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