Astronomy:Radau (crater)

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Radau Crater
Radau Crater.jpg
Central peak of Radau Crater, as seen by HiRISE
CoordinatesCoordinates: 17°06′N 4°48′W / 17.1°N 4.8°W / 17.1; -4.8
Diameter114.5 km

Radau is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located 17.1° N and 4.8° W. It measures 114.5 kilometers in diameter and was named for Rodolphe Radau, a French astronomer (1835–1911).[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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