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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Mountain Top Farthest Earth Center

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  • brajesh

    February 26, 2024 at 10:06 am
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    The summit of Mount Chimborazo, located in Ecuador, is the mountain top that lies farthest from Earth’s center. While Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level, Chimborazo is considered the farthest point from the center of the Earth due to the Earth’s oblate spheroid shape. This is because Earth is not a perfect sphere but bulges at the equator due to its rotation. Chimborazo is located near the equator, where the bulge is greatest, making its summit reach farther from the center of the Earth compared to mountains located at higher latitudes.

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