Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rima Hyginus from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Rima Hyginus from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Click to view full image

NASA / GSFC / ASU / processed by Maurice Collins

Rima Hyginus from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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.

LROC Observation M117447052M

Original image data dated on or about January 6, 2010

Explore related images: pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Moon

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate