Sputnik Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sputnik Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Two ice-covered islands, one much larger than the other, located between Capes Cheetham and Williams in the entrance to Ob' Bay. The islands were photographed from the air by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47. Surveyed by the SovAE, 1958, and named after the first Soviet artificial earth satellite.
No images of this place could be found.