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The IAU guideline says that terrain larger than about 100 meters shall have the names
of gods, internationally well known places with significance to be approved.Hayabusa
project team proposes following names for the major features on Itokawa. Smaller
terrain will be given names based on the nicknames referred to by the Joint Science
Team analysts.

 

 
 
   

Proposed names and the reasons:

MusesSea : is the smooth terrain and stands for eMUSES-Cf, the project code
of Hayabusa, at the same time, named after the expanse where the Greek
goddesses Muses are.

UchinouraBay : is a potential crater on Itokawa, named after the mother port
(launch site) of Hayabusa in Kyushu island, Japan.