Horrocks Block (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Horrocks Block (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Massif
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:
rising to c. 750m between Mercury Glacier and Venus Glacier, Alexander Island, following surveys by BAS from "Fossil Bluff", 1961-73, was so named in association with Venus Glacier after Jeremiah Horrocks (?1617-41), British astronomer who predicted and first observed a transit of Venus in 1639 (APC, 1975, p.4; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/14, 2-DOS 1984).
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