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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Rima Hyginus from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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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.

NASA / GSFC / ASU / processed by Maurice Collins

LROC Observation M117447052M

Original image data dated on or about January 6, 2010.

 

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