The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Rima Hyginus from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Filed under pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Moon
Rima Hyginus is a linear rille which branches to the northwest and the east of Hyginus crater. Rima Hyginus formed through faulting, and is actually a graben. A graben is a section of the crust that sunk as two parallel faults pulled apart. Collapse craters formed after the graben. Visit the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website for more information.
NASA / GSFC / ASU / processed by Maurice Collins
LROC Observation M117447052M
Original image data dated on or about January 6, 2010.
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