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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.

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  • Science > General
  • Science > Technology
  • Science > Astronomy

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English

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