Rille

Rille (German for 'groove') is typically used to describe any of the long, narrow depressions in the lunar surface that resemble channels. Typically a rille can be up to several kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers in length. However, the term has also been used loosely to describe similar structures on a number of planets in the Solar System, including Mars, Venus, and on a number of moons. All bear a structural resemblance to each other.

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Other articles related to "rille, rilles":

Rille (disambiguation)
... A rille is a groove-like depression in the lunar surface ... It may also refer to Risle, river in Normandy also spelt Rille Rillé, village and commune in Indre-et-Loire ...
Formation - Sinuous Rilles
... Nasa says The origin of lunar sinuous rilles remains controversial ... Nasa also says about the Hadley Rille The rille is 1.5 km wide and over 300 m deep. 15 photographs supports this possibility however, many puzzles about the rille remain ...
Campanus (crater)
... A slender rille crosses the crater floor from north to south, passing to the east of the central peak ... To the west of Campanus is the rille system named Rimae Hippalus ... Another rille system lies to the south, designated Rimae Ramsden ...
Mons Bradley - Rima Bradley
... This is a graben-type rille located in the southeastern part of the Mare Imbrium, near the Montes Apenninus range ... This rille follows a course to the southwest, starting at the Palus Putredinis, and cutting through a hummocky region ... To the east of the northern end of this rille is Rima Hadley and the landing site of the Apollo 15 mission ...
Apollo 15, Lunar Surface - EVA-3
... engineers on Earth, they set off for the main target of their last EVA, Hadley Rille ... it met the original objective of Scarp which was to collect debris from near the rille ... Moving on they travelled to the Rille ...