Astronomy:Lod (crater)

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Tear-drop shaped islands caused by flood waters from Ares Vallis, as seen by Viking Orbiter. The islands were formed by the ejecta of Lod, Bok, and Gold craters.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 20°59′N 328°28′E / 20.98°N 328.46°E / 20.98; 328.46
Diameter7.6 km (4.7 mi)

Lod is a crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars. It is was named after the city of Lod, Israel in 1976.[1]

Lod is famous for showing clear evidence that it was affected by floods of water from Ares Vallis on Mars.