When is a central peak crater not a central peak crater?
When its found in Gale crater on Mars and called Mount Sharp instead.
Meteor impact craters often produce mountains or peaks in the middle of the crater, called central peak craters.
Science suggests that these central peaks were formed by melting of rock from the impact of the asteroid/meteor and then when the rock is rebounding it freezes in the shape of the central peak.
Not Gale central peak crater
Mars has lots of these central peak craters. Gale Crater also has a central peak but it seems less sharp than others or maybe due to another reason, so is called a mountain instead, Mount Sharp. It is over 3 miles tall.
But Mount Sharp is not the central peak of Gale Crater, although it is located in the center of the crater and looks like one. Mount Sharp was not formed by the rebounding theory.
Now scientists using the Mars Curiosity rover images have concluded that Mount Sharp was formed by sediment inside Gale Crater lake.
How was not central peak Sharp formed?
What depth did the Gale Crater lake have to be to form the 3 mile high Mount Sharp?
What sort of water erosion was happening around and in the lake to produce that much sediment?
Where is the evidence of the erosion from or around Gale Crater?
Where has all the water on Mars gone?
Will all other craters with central peaks have to be looked to see if they were formed by water erosion and sediment, especially if they are not exaggerated peaks?
Eu theory and central peak craters formation
Could craters and their central peaks be formed by spark erosion, Electric Discharge Machining or large plasma discharge events in an Electric Universe?
Everythings Electric forum links:
Gale Crater geology – crater and mountain formation
Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) formation – Gale Crater geology, Mars
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