Descartes Island (Antarctica)
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Descartes Island is a rocky island 0.2 kilometres (0.1 nmi) long, midway between Lagrange Island and La Conchee and 1.7 kilometres (0.9 nmi) north-northeast of Cape Mousse. It was charted in 1951 by the French Antarctic Expedition and named after René Descartes, the French mathematician and philosopher.
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