Rimae Plinius

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Rimae Plinius

Lat: 17.9°N, Long: 23.6°E, Length: 124 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 24

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Left: LROC WAC mosaic (No.'s M117338672ME, M117331904ME). Processed by LROC_WAC_Previewer.
Right: LO-IV-085H Rimae Plinius refers to the grooves running horizontally across this image, which extends from Promontorium Archerusia on the left to the 18-km crater Dawes on the right. The rimae are named after 43-km Plinius at bottom center. Also visible, a little to the upper left of center and tangent to the northernmost rille is the faint 8-km crater Brackett, and to its northwest the named ridge Dorsum Nicol.


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Rimae Plinius

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Rimae Plinius, Brackett, Dorsum Nicol, the northern part of crater Plinius, and Promontorium Archerusia, are depicted on the cover of the album APOLLO: ATMOSPHERES AND SOUNDTRACKS by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Roger Eno (1982). This orbital handheld Hasselblad photograph (AS17-150-23069) looks great on the L.P.-edition which appeared in the early eighties!
Detection of Rimae Plinius and environs on the cover of Eno's Apollo-album: Danny Caes.


  • Named from nearby crater. (Plinius)
  • Four Roman-numeralled rilles associated with Plinius were part of the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller. Exactly when the name in its present form was adopted is unclear. - JimMosher
  • It is also not clear if the rilles to the north of Dawes are meant to be included in this named system or not. They fall outside the official IAU diameter, but on LTO42C3 they are labeled as part of “Fossae Plinius”. - JimMosher

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APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 4: The Maria (Part 1), Figure 59 (which is the same Hasselblad-photograph as the one on B.Eno's Apollo album-cover).