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Henderson Glacier
Location of Heritage Range in Western Antarctica
Location of Henderson Glacier in Antarctica
Type tributary
Location Ellsworth Land
Coordinates 79°47′00″S 82°25′00″W / 79.78333°S 82.41667°W / -79.78333; -82.41667
Length 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Union Glacier
Status unknown

Henderson Glacier is a glacier approximately 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) long in the Enterprise Hills of the Heritage Range, Antarctica. It flows northeast from Schoeck Peak and Hoinkes Peak to enter Union Glacier just east of Mount Rossman. Henderson Glacier was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos 1961–66, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Felix E. Henderson, a United States Antarctic Research Program meteorologist at Eights Station in 1965.

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