central peak

central peak

[′sen·trəl ′pēk]
(astronomy)
A mountain located at the center of the floor of a lunar crater.
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The inferior mountains on each side of the pass form a sort of frame for the picture of their dread lord, and close in the view so completely that no other prominent feature in the Oberland is visible from this BONG-A-BONG; nothing withdraws the attention from the solitary grandeur of the Finsteraarhorn and the dependent spurs which form the abutments of the central peak.
If there were some central peak it would be different, but it all slopes downwards, so far as we can see.
Moreover, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, as well as 25 observers in Europe close to the centerline of the occultation's path, recorded the central flash (seen as the central peak at left), when the moon's atmosphere briefly focused the background star's light.
The central zone (in black) corresponds to distributions with a low magnitude central peak and non skewed shape which indicates a symmetrical operation.
Because central peaks contain rocks uplifted from depth, some previous studies have assumed the clays found within central peak regions are uplifted too," said Milliken, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences.
This provision refers to the project design, manufacturing, transportation, insurance and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment and civil works, testing and commissioning, training and staff training for the construction of Geothermal Central Peak high, for the installation of a generator set with a total net power 3 to 3.
He said that erosion has now worn away leaving an eight kilometres wide crater across with a central peak, and an impact of this magnitude would kill everything for quite a distance.
Fourth, at Q = 4, the peak height of the central peak is higher than the other two peaks.
Its red-earth plains rise to a central peak and the island possesses its own microclimate.
Thus on March 20, 1893, the interior floor of Stevinus, with its central peak, was clearly seen, although well within the shadow; while the interior of Snellius, at the same distance from the terminator, was perfectly black.
The central peak - Garajonay - rises to 1,487m and is surrounded by tropical rain forest, now mostly a national park.
Previous studies of the Serpent Mound impact crater in southern Ohio have identified only two of the three important landforms associated with complex impact craters: the central peak and the surrounding graben (the latter coinciding with area beneath the crater floor).

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