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Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature (Wgpsn): (Groupe de Travail Pour la Nomenclature du Systeme Planetaire)

  • K. Aksnes, M. E. Davies, C. de Bergh, M. Ya. Marov, B.G. Marsden, P. Moore, T. C. Owen, V. V. Shevchenko, B. A. Smith, J. Blue, G. A. Burba, L. Gaddis and P. Masson...

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Since July 1996, 815 new names on features on bodies in the Solar System have been assigned by the WGPSN and approved at the IAU General Assembly in Kyoto in 1997. Of these names, 666 were for Venus, 17 for Mars, 3 for the Moon, 125 for the Galilean satellites, 3 for the Uranian satellite Miranda, and 1 for the minor planet Ida. 71 additional names mostly on Venus have been selected and have been given or are awaiting provisional approval by the IAU Executive Committee (EC). These names are up for final approval at the next IAU General Assembly.

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