Name details

Syrtis Hill

Syrtis Hill (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Syrtis Hill  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 132431

Feature type: Hill (2b)

Origin

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:

Narrative

A prominent snow-free conical terraced hill, rising to c. 500 m, on the NW corner of the Two Step Cliffs massif overlooking Viking Valley, Alexander Island. The hill is an important snow-free landmark and the site of biological and geological research. Named by UK-APC in 1993 after Syrtis Major, the prominent dark feature on Mars, first described by the Dutch astronomer Huygens in 1659.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 50' 00.0" S
- 71.83333°
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Longitude:
68° 20' 00.0" W
- 68.33333°
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Altitude:
500 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1994

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