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Object name Royal Society Range
Caption The Royal Society Range is part of the Transantarctic Mountains, named by Robert Falcon Scott on his Discovery Expedition, 1902-1904. In this photo, the range is more than 50 miles away from the viewer at its nearest point. The highest mountain is 13,280 feet high. Left to right in this photo extends approximately 100 miles. Only for a short portion of the year does the sun get to a low enough angle to cast such a soft light over these mountains.
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