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Montes Archimedes is a mountain range on the Moon. It is named after the nearby crater Archimedes,[1] which in turn is named after the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes.[2]

Montes Archimedes
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Highest point
Elevation2,000 metres (6,600 ft)
ListingLunar mountains
Coordinates25°18′N 4°36′W / 25.3°N 4.6°W / 25.3; -4.6
Geography
Locationthe Moon

This group of mountains is located on a plateau in the eastern part of the Mare Imbrium, a lunar mare in the northwest quadrant of the Moon's near side. They are bounded on the eastern side by the Palus Putredinis, a small mare, and to the north by Archimedes. Farther to the south and east lies the impressive Montes Apenninus, a long mountain range.

The selenographic coordinates of this range is 25.3° N, 4.6° W. The peaks of Montes Archimedes occupy an area with a maximum diameter of 163 km, although the most rugged portion of the terrain is concentrated within the central 70 km. The remainder of the peaks are scattered across the plateau, with no particular structure or pattern. Some of the peaks in this range achieve heights of up to 2.0 km, much less than those in the Montes Apenninus, for example, and none have received specific designations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montes Archimedes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ "Archimedes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

External linksEdit

  • Montes Archimedes at The Moon Wiki
  •   Media related to Montes Archimedes at Wikimedia Commons
  • Wood, Chuck (November 16, 2006). "1.6 Billion Years of History". Lunar Photo of the Day. Archived from the original on November 21, 2017.