Gagarin Mountains

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Gagarin Mountains
Gagarin Mountains is located in Antarctica
Gagarin Mountains
Native nameKhrebet Yuriya Gagarina
RegionQueen Maud Land, East Antarctica
Range coordinates71°57′S 09°23′E / 71.950°S 9.383°E / -71.950; 9.383Coordinates: 71°57′S 09°23′E / 71.950°S 9.383°E / -71.950; 9.383
Parent rangeFimbulheimen

The Gagarin Mountains (Russian: Khrebet Yuriya Gagarina; Norwegian: Kurzefjella) are a linear group of mountains, trending in a north–south direction for 10 miles (16 km) between the Kurze Mountains and the Conrad Mountains of the Orvin Mountains in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica.[1]

Discovery and naming[edit]

The Gagarin Mountains were mapped by cartographers of the Norwegian Polar Institute, using aerial photographs and surveys taken by the Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in 1956–60. They were remapped from surveys and air photos by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960–61, and named for Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Gagarin Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

External links[edit]

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