The Football

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The Football (72°30′S 169°42′E / 72.500°S 169.700°E / -72.500; 169.700Coordinates: 72°30′S 169°42′E / 72.500°S 169.700°E / -72.500; 169.700) is a prominent bare rock scar of football shape on the north side of Football Mountain in Antarctica, on the ridge separating Edisto Inlet and Tucker Glacier. The scar is surrounded by an unbroken snow slope and is said to be always visible, though occasionally lightly covered by snow for short periods, and is consequently a landmark for pilots and men at Hallett Station. It was given this descriptive name by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58.[1]

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