Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterThere are mountains on every continent on this planet…they are not even a unique feature of our world. They exist on many planets and moons in our solar system. They are so common that many people take their presence for granted. Just fodder for an attractive vista; however, if you take the time to study them extensively, you will find that mountains are of great interest to many fields of study.
To follow all of the avenues of study that researching mountains may lead you down would take years. To help reduce that to a manageable level, we have compiled a page of links to the articles we have about mountains here on Universe Today. The list is a bit extensive and we do not want you to start clicking blindly, so here are a few facts about mountains; some you may know and others could be new to you.
Mountains are not created alike. There are five different types of mountains in all.
Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth. Did you know that it is not the farthest point from the Earth’s center?
There are as many as 100,000 underwater mountains. Most are extinct volcanoes.
Many of today’s mountains did not exist tens of millions of years ago. Likewise, there were many mountains then that do not exist now.
Studying mountains will take you into geology, vulcanology, and several other fields of study. You could study for years and still come across something that is new. Dig into the links below and you may find several new tidbits that will keep you reading and, as always, enjoy your research.
- Types of Mountains
- Fold Mountains
- Fault Block Mountains
- Dome Mountains
- How Mountains are Formed?
- Tallest Mountain in the World
- Tallest Mountains
- Picture of Mountain
- Mountain Formation
- Mount Everest Pictures
- Mount Fuji Pictures
- Pictures of the Rocky Mountains
- Mt. Kilimanjaro Pictures
- Mountain Wallpaper
- Mountains from Space
- What is the Highest Mountain in the World?