Pillinger Nunatak

Pillinger Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Pillinger Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 20250
Name ID: 139322

Feature type: Nunatak

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.

Narrative

Low lying sandstone nunatak about 0.28 km x 0.21 km and at an altitude of 1002 m, about 30 km east-south-east of Whichaway Nunataks and to the south of Hutchison Icefield.

Named For

Named after Professor Colin Pillinger FRS (1943-2014). English planetary scientist who was a founding member of the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute at Open University in Milton Keynes, and through his career studied stable isotopes in Apollo Moon samples, martian meteorites and asteroidal meteorites. He was also the Principal Investigator for the British Beagle 2 Mars lander project. Named in association with names of pioneering meteoriticists grouped in this area.

Location

Latitude:
81° 34' 40.1" S
-81.57780°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
26° 24' 14.8" W
-26.40410°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
1002 m
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
USGS Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and SCAR Antarctic Digital Database in UK APC GIS
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:30m resolution
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
British Antarctic Survey
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
13-Feb-2020

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