Name details

Galileo Cliffs

Galileo Cliffs (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Galileo Cliffs  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108953

Feature type: Cliff

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 1300m between Grotto Glacier and Jupiter Glacier, Alexander Island, George VI Sound, were photographed from the air by RARE and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959; following surveys by BAS from "Fossil Bluff", 1961-73, named in association with Jupiter Glacier after Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer who discovered the four largest satellites of Jupiter (APC, 1975, p.3; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/10, 2-DOS 1984).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 46' 00.0" S
- 70.76667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 45' 00.0" W
- 68.75000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Dec-1974

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