Allan Hills

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The Allan Hills are group of hills, mainly ice free and about 12 nautical miles (22 km) long, lying just north-west of the Coombs Hills near the heads of Mawson Glacier and Mackay Glacier in Oates Land and Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were mapped by the New Zealand party (1957–58) of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and named for Professor R. S. Allan of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.[1]

Numerous meteorites have been discovered in these hills, which lie at the end of the Transantarctic Mountains. Amongst them is the meteorite Allan Hills 84001 which is said to originate from Mars. It has been claimed this meteorite contains evidence of Martian life in the form of micro-organisms.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Allan Hills" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 76°43′S 159°40′E / 76.717°S 159.667°E / -76.717; 159.667