Rima Galilaei

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Rima Galilaei

Lat: 11.9°N, Long: 58.5°W, Length: 89 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 28

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LO-IV-157H Rima Galilaei extends from upper left to lower right. The rilles in the upper right corner are unnamed.


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Description: Wikipedia

Rima Galilaei

Additional Information


  • Named from nearby crater Galilaei.
  • Number 29 in Debra Hurwitz's Atlas and Catalog of Sinuous Rilles.
  • Not named on Chart 36 in the Times Atlas of the Moon.
  • The two pronounced rilles in the upper right corner of the frame above are not named. Why not? One of the two is the "home" of a recently discovered skylight (an unusual pit, not at all looking like a common lunar crater). The nearest one of the officially named craters is Galilaei M. Perhaps we could call these two rilles Rimae Galilaei M?). An LROC close-up of the Galilaei M rilles: http://bit.ly/2zkfxET
  • Speaking of Galilaei M. Very near this bowl-shaped crater (southeast and southwest of it) there are two small rilles which look more like chains of small depressions. So... what are they really? Rilles? Chains? Or a combination of the two?
  • An LROC close-up of Galilaei M and its to nearby rilles / chains: http://bit.ly/2iOS7k6

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