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In geology, a massif is a section of a planet's crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. In the movement of the crust, a massif tends to retain its internal structure while being displaced as a whole. The term is also used to refer to a group of mountains formed by such a structure. The massif is a smaller structural unit of the crust than a tectonic plate. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Earth cutaway from core to exosphere. ... Geologic faults, fault lines or simply faults are planar rock fractures, which show evidence of relative movement. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ... Lyskamm, 4 527 m, Pennine Alps A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ...

The word is taken from French (which also means "massive"), where it is used to refer to a large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range. One of the most notable European examples of a massif is the Massif Central of the Auvergne region of France. World map showing the location of Europe. ... France, viewed from the NASA Shuttle Topography Radar Mission. ... Auvergne coat of arms Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a province of France. ...

In mountaineering and climbing literature, a massif is frequently used to denote the main mass of an individual mountain. Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalaya, a 55-km-long massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 eight-thousanders. It is located east of a great... The Atlantis Massif is a prominent undersea massif, a dome-shaped region approximately 10 mi. ... Courtesy USGS The ridge was central in the breakup of Pangaea that began some 180 million years ago. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... DEM of the Chartreuse massif The Chartreuse Mountains (French: ) is a mountain range in eastern France, stretching to the north from the city of Grenoble to the lac du Bourget. ... The Kondyor Massif (горы Кондёр) is a perfect circular intrusion, about 10 km in diameter, in Khabarovsk Krai, Far Eastern Federal District, Russian Federation, roughly 600 km west-to-southwest of Okhotsk, or some 570 km south-east of Yakutsk. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... For other uses, see Mount Logan (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... France, viewed from the NASA Shuttle Topography Radar Mission. ... The Tondou Massif is a plateau region in the Central African Republic. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antarctica, located about 1,200 km (750 mi) from the South Pole. ... Vitosha (Bulgarian: Витоша  ) is a mountain massif, on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ... The Adrar des Ifoghas is a sandstone massif in Malis Kidal Region, having an area of about 250,000 km². The area is characterized by wide, shallow valleys, and is strewn with piles of eroded granite blocks. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England. ...

The Face on Mars is also called a massif, or alternatively, an albedo feature.[1] Mars Orbital Cameras 2001 image of the face The Face on Mars is a large feature on the surface of the planet Mars located in the Cydonia region, thought by many to resemble a human face. ... An albedo feature is a large area on the surface of a planet (or other solar system body) which shows a contrast in brightness or darkness (albedo) with adjacent areas. ...

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The purpose of MASSIF is to measure masses of stellar and substellar objects to high precision using state-of-the-art astrometric and spectroscopic techniques.
Key areas of research include determining masses for the dominant members of the Galactic population, the red dwarfs, and development of the mass-luminosity relation for all stars.
The MASSIF (a principal mountain mass) shown above is part of the Antarctic peninsula.
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