Rima Delisle

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Rima Delisle (aka Rima Verdi)

Lat: 31.0°N, Long: 32.0°W, Length: 60 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 10

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AS15-M-2187 Rima Delisle is the main rille in this Apollo 15 Metric Camera view. A very small piece of the much longer Rima Diophantus can be seen in the extreme lower right corner. At the middle of the left margin one can see the 1-km circular crater Linda, named for no obvious region other than it caught the fancy of someone preparing a Topophotomap of the region.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images Strange as it is, the LPI's search shows no match for Rima Delisle, although there are several orbital photographs of it, made during the mission of Apollo 15!- DannyCaes Jan 24, 2010


(LAC zone 39B2) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


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Rima Delisle

Additional Information

Adjacent to Rima Delisle, near Rupes Boris, is a curious dogbone-shaped depression. This "dogbone" was photographed during the mission of Apollo 15, on black-and-white Hasselblad film. AS15-92-12458 shows both Rima Delisle (left) and the "dogbone" near centre. Another Hasselblad of it is AS15-81-10981 ("dogbone" near centre, Rima Delisle toward the top). Research: Danny Caes


- Named from nearby crater Delisle
- Number 115 in Debra Hurwitz's Atlas and Catalog of Sinuous Rilles.
- The "Dogbone" shaped western end of Rima Delisle is also nicknamed "Butterfly Nut" or "Winged Nut" by Danny Caes
- Rima Delisle was once called Rima Verdi on Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 39-B2.

LPOD Articles


The dogbone-shaped depression at Rima Delisle:
GEOLOGIE AUF DEM MOND (J.E.Guest/ R.Greeley), seite 24, abbildung 2.4. C.