Astronomy:Sklodowska (Martian crater)

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Sklodowska crater 561A02.jpg
Oblique Viking Orbiter 1 image with Sklodowska in lower left
CoordinatesCoordinates: 33°42′N 2°54′W / 33.7°N 2.9°W / 33.7; -2.9
Diameter109.72 km (68.18 mi)

Sklodowska is a crater on Mars, located in the Mare Acidalium quadrangle. It was named after Polish chemist and first female Nobel Laureate Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867–1934). The naming was approved in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1]


Pictures of Sklodowska show numerous branched channels along its rim. Some are visible in the pictures below.

See also


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – Sklodowska". Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union.