Are there any Earth like mountains on the Moon, or are all the raised features the result of impacts?

The Moon does not experience plate tectonics, so none of the tectonic mountains of Earth have lunar counterparts.  The Moon does have a very few low domes that have been interpreted as volcanic , and these may be analogous to terrestrial volcanoes.  But the vast majority of lunar mountains are, as you say, produced as a result of impacts.

David Morrison

NLSI Interim Director

August 30, 2006

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