Montes Spitzbergen

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Montes Spitzbergen
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Listing Lunar mountains
Translation Spitsbergen Mountains (Latin)
Location
Location the Moon
Coordinates 35°00′N 5°00′W / 35.0°N 5.0°W / 35.0; -5.0
Oblique view from Apollo 15, facing north

Montes Spitzbergen (latin for "Spitsbergen Mountains") is a solitary mountain chain in the eastern Mare Imbrium of the Moon. They are located about a crater diameter to the north of the prominent flooded crater Archimedes.

The selenographic coordinates of this range are 35.0° N, 5.0° W, and they lie within a diameter of 60 km. The range trends from south to north, and they have a maximum width of about 25 km. This range consists of a number of peaks separated by lava-flooded valleys. This range is most likely the surviving rim or inner ring of an impact crater that has been buried under magma flows.

This range was so named by Mary Blagg for their resemblance to the jagged terrestrial mountains of Spitsbergen island.