Talk:Gale (crater)

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February 2010[edit]

Latest news: (talk) 17:54, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Proposed article name change to Gale (Martian crater)[edit]

Suggest we discuss this here. I submit that the change would bring clarity to the subject, which is important since this is likely to be a relatively high traffic article thanks to the mission of the Curiosity rover. Jusdafax 22:29, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Opposed - At the moment, and imo, the present name, "Gale (crater)", seems better than the one proposed, "Gale Crater (Mars)" - the present name has been around for awhile and is established - the present name is shorter (and simpler) than the proposed longer (and relatively more complicated?) one - the present one is sufficiently clear imo - changing to another name would require unnecessary effort(s) to update links in other articles that are now linked to the present article name - there may be other reasons as well - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 23:25, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment - This brings up a larger issue, it appears. As far as I can tell there is no uniform Wikipedia policy regarding extraterrestrial features. Copernicus (lunar crater), Antoniadi (Martian crater), Arkhangelsky (crater) and Hale (Martian crater) are various examples. As for changing the links, that is easily solved with one redirect. Also the correct name of my proposal should clearly not be Gale Crater (Mars) but Gale (Martian Crater) which is at least closer to the (somewhat) typical usage. Jusdafax 00:36, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Opposed - There is only one Gale Crater and it is on Mars, so there is no need for disambiguation in its title. BatteryIncluded (talk) 02:42, 28 August 2012 (UTC)