Astronomy:Curie (Martian crater)

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Curie Crater
Curie Crater.jpg
Curie Crater, as seen by HiRISE.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 29°06′N 4°48′W / 29.1°N 4.8°W / 29.1; -4.8
Diameter114.1 km

Curie Crater is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 29.1° N and 4.8° W. It is 114.1 km in diameter and was named after Pierre Curie, a French physicist-chemist (1859-1906).[1]

Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak.[2] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[3]

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