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Ceres Nomenclature, Feature names approved for use on Ceres
volcanopele
post Jul 13 2015, 05:57 PM
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There is a new name for Ceres. The large impact basin shown in this image is now named Urvara. This is the updated map:

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post Jul 14 2015, 03:04 AM
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Urvara hmm, not Finnish unless misspelled, so my bet it's from India.
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post Jul 14 2015, 12:14 PM
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Something here about the name "Urvara" meaning "fertile earth" in Hindi.
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post Jul 25 2015, 11:52 AM
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Another new name, Kait. Looks like it's marking the prime meridian.
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post Jul 25 2015, 01:22 PM
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The IAU have their own host a map here: http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/images/ceres.pdf


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post Sep 24 2015, 02:10 PM
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More features have been named. I'll make a new name map later this morning, but one highlight is that the a mountain on Ceres now has a name, Ysolo Mons.


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post Sep 24 2015, 03:02 PM
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As can be seen on the map I posted above (which has now been updated), the named mountain is in the north pole area. The big mountain is still unnamed.


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post Sep 24 2015, 03:14 PM
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That wasn't updated when I saw it this morning. Well, I guess that's one less thing for me to do this morning laugh.gif

It's odd that they haven't given that mountain a name. Maybe they are trying to understand more about it before giving it one?


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post Sep 24 2015, 03:35 PM
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More features have been named. I'll...


Is this from the linky in the above 25 July post? Just downloaded trhe .pdf and don;t see an new names.

My informal name for THE mountain is "Tall Mountain" and my formal-informal name is "Ylla Mons". Because I could.

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post Sep 24 2015, 03:50 PM
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These were names approved a few days ago. Here's a link to the USGS page:

http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/CERES/target

From there you can get lists of the nomenclature approved for Ceres, including the new names (all the ones approved on September 21), as well as a map, which as Habukaz pointed out, has been updated to include the newly named features.


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post Oct 10 2015, 06:16 PM
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Didn't notice it until now: the big mountain is now officially named Ahuna Mons. The map in my previous link has been updated.

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news/nomencla...atures-on-ceres


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post Dec 13 2016, 08:57 AM
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The bright spots in Occator have now been named. As usual, the PDF map has been updated.

The central bright spot has been name Cerealia Facula while the eastern cluster of bright spots has been named Vinalia Faculae.

Also, Ysolo Mons has been renamed Yamor Mons for some reason.


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post Dec 13 2016, 03:47 PM
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I was curious about the name change and found this from someone who goes by the name Mark Dominus.

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"I contacted the United States Geological Survey to point out the hoax, and on Wednesday I got the following news from their representative:
Thank you for your email alerting us to the possibility that the name Ysolo, as a festival name, may be fictitious.
After some research, we agreed with your assessment. The IAU and the Dawn Team discussed the matter and decided that the best solution was to replace the name Ysolo Mons with Yamor Mons, named for the corn/maize festival in Ecuador. The WGPSN voted to approve the change.
Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention."
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post Dec 13 2016, 06:44 PM
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Ouch. I see now that someone questioned its existence already back in October last year. The Gazetteer page for Ysolo Mons also seems to use an entry on some kind of blog as reference, which would be a rather bad idea. I wonder if there are other places in the solar system named after hoaxes.


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post Dec 19 2016, 10:41 AM
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you have an image of " Yamor Mons " ?
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