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MOLA map showing Rudaux Crater, and other nearby craters. Colors show elevations.
West rim of Rudaux Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

Rudaux is an impact crater in the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle of Mars, located at 38.3°N latitude and 309.1°W longitude. It measures 107 kilometers in diameter and was named after French artist and astronomer Lucien Rudaux. The naming was approved by the IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Rudaux". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.