Lazarev Mountains, Antarctica

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The Lazarev Mountains (69°32′S 157°20′E / 69.533°S 157.333°E / -69.533; 157.333Coordinates: 69°32′S 157°20′E / 69.533°S 157.333°E / -69.533; 157.333) are a chain of mountains in Antarctica. They extend along the west side of Matusevich Glacier southward of Eld Peak, and are about 25 nautical miles (50 km) long; the mountains were photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47), the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1957–58) and an Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (1959), they were named by the Soviet expedition after Lieutenant Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, commander of the sloop Mirnyy of the Bellingshausen expedition (1819–21).[1]

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  1. ^ "Lazarev Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-06.

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