Ponder names for features on Jupiter's moons


  • Anonymous


The job of establishing geographic names for newly discovered volcanoes, impact craters, and other features on the Galilean moons of Jupiter—Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa—is being tackled under international procedures, according to Harold Masursky of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

Masursky, a geologist with the USGS Branch of Astrogeologic Studies, Flagstaff, Arizona, is a member of the Imaging Science Team of the Voyager Project. (Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter on March 5,1979; Voyager 2 will fly by the planet on July 9, 1979.)