Lod (crater)

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Lod Crater
Viking Teardrop Islands.jpg
Tear-drop shaped islands caused by flood waters from Maja Vallis, as seen by Viking Orbiter. Image is located in Oxia Palus quadrangle. The islands are formed in the ejecta of Lod Crater, Bok Crater, and Gold Crater.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 21°12′N 31°36′W / 21.2°N 31.6°W / 21.2; -31.6Coordinates: 21°12′N 31°36′W / 21.2°N 31.6°W / 21.2; -31.6
Diameter 7.5 km
Eponym a town in Israel

Lod Crater is a crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 21.2° N and 31.6° W. It is 7.5 km in diameter and was named after a town in Israel.[1]

Lod Crater is famous for showing clear evidence that it was affected by floods of water from Maja Valles on Mars.


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