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 were formed by the ejecta of Lod, Bok, and Gold craters.
Planet Mars
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Diameter 7.5 km
Eponym A town in Israel

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


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Lod". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>