This page presents the geographical name data for Galileo Cliffs in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Galileo Cliffs
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5432
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A line of E-W cliffs, 5 mi long, standing between Grotto Glacier and Jupiter Glacier, 7 mi west of Ablation Point, in eastern Alexander Island. Mapped from trimetrogon air photography taken by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, and from survey by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1948-50. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) from association with Jupiter Glacier after Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Italian astronomer who discovered the four named satellites of Jupiter.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data