What are the mountain ranges on the Moon?

black and white, oblique view of southern Montes Caucasus, facing north

Early researchers and observers of the Moon assumed that the large flat plains on the lunar surface were seas because they did not know that water was absent on the Moon’s dry, airless surface. They named them “maria,” the Latin for “seas,” singular “mare” pronounced as “mah-ray,” not knowing that a totally … Read more

What are the tallest mountains in the solar system?

bumpy surface, high mountain peak

Some people probably do not know, but Earth is not the only planet with huge and tall mountains. There are other planets as well in our Solar System that have big towering mountains. If you think that Mount Everest, the mountain with the highest peak on Earth, is tall enough, you might consider … Read more