Curie Island

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Curie Island
Curie Island is located in Antarctica
Curie Island
Curie Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
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
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
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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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Curie Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).