Seen here is a lava-carved channel within another lava-carved channel on the Moon!Continue reading “Twists and turns in the Moon’s Grand Canyon”
Seen here is an opening to a long underground channel in which lava once flowed. Enter the pit in Marius Hills!Continue reading “Underground lava tubes on the Moon!”
Seen here are the spectacular lava-carved rilles called Rimae Prinz. Continue reading “Lava flow galore in Rimae Prinz”
Seen here is the twisty rille of Hadley, an ancient lava channel near which NASA’s Apollo 15 spacecraft landed. Continue reading “Meandering rille near Apollo 15 landing site”
Seen here is the incredible valley called Vallis Alpes, that bisects the lunar mountain range of Alpes. Continue reading “Cutting through the mountains – Vallis Alpes”
Seen here is the 22 km wide Krieger impact crater overlaid by the smaller crater Van Biesbroeck, making the feature set look like an inverted diamond ring. That’s what I see anyway. Continue reading “Crater on crater and a meandering rille! – Krieger”
Seen here is a caldera, a rare type of lunar crater. The caldera of Hyginus and the accompanying rilles (channels) on both sides are actually collapsed volcanic features! Continue reading “The collapsed crater of Hyginus”
Seen here is a curvy, long channel (a rille) stretching along the large crater Posidonius.
Seen here is part of the 300 km long channel (a rille) on the Moon called Rima Ariadaeus. Continue reading “Rille on a ridge! – Rima Ariadaeus”
Seen here is the largest valley on the Moon, Vallis Schröteri. Comparable to the Grand Canyon on Earth, Vallis Schröteri is approximately 160 kilometers long, up to 11 kilometers wide and almost 0.5 kilometers deep.