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Title: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
Url: https://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
Publisher: Astrogeology Research Program (Geological Survey)
Description: Provided by the US Geological Survey Astrology Research Program, the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Web site contains nearly everything you ever wanted to know about naming the physical features of planets. The site provides a history of the activity, details how names are approved, and of course contains an exhaustive list. For example, did you know that an Apollo 16 astronaut named a feature he saw "Stubby"? Well, he did and the site gives its feature type, description, location, and other interesting facts. The names can be searched or browsed by several methods and for those really interested, the site even provides downloads of various data.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Nomenclature, terminology, names
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Photographs, maps, drawings
Science -- Astronomy -- Pictorial works and atlases
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Collection
Reference Material
Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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