WGPSN

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WGPSNWorking Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (International Astronomical Union)
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Styx and Kerberos made it through two separate IAU committees, Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature and the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature, before their approval.
Now known as the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, this committee has bestowed more than 15,000 names to date.
After a task group assesses a name proposal, the feature name or theme goes to the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature for formal approval.
In 1973 the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) was formed, with Canadian Peter Millman as its president.
Fortunately, the IAU had already formed the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), which compiled banks of potential names for these newly imaged worlds in advance of the flybys.
Over the years the members of the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) and Commission 20 have sometimes encroached on each other's territory by choosing the same names.
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