Curie Island

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Curie Island
Curie Island is located in Antarctica
Curie Island
Curie Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°39′S 140°3′E / 66.650°S 140.050°E / -66.650; 140.050Coordinates: 66°39′S 140°3′E / 66.650°S 140.050°E / -66.650; 140.050
Archipelago Géologie Archipelago
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Curie Island is a small rocky island near the eastern end of the Géologie Archipelago, lying 2 kilometres (1 nmi) southwest of Derby Island, close north of Astrolabe Glacier Tongue. It was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47. It was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1949–51, and named by them for the noted French family of physicists and chemists: Pierre Curie and Marie Curie.[1]

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  1. ^ "Curie Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-10.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Curie Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).