Rimae Palmieri

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Rimae Palmieri

Lat: 28.0°S, Long: 47.0°W, Length: 150 km, Depth: km, Rükl 51

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LO-IV-149H Rimae Palmieri extend out from the prominent "X" pattern in the center of Palmieri. The rilles on the right are part of a separate system (Rimae Doppelmayer).


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Rimae Palmieri

  • Two Roman-numeralled rilles associated with Palmieri were part of the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller. Exactly when the name in its present form was adopted is unclear. - Jim Mosher

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What is very curious about the crossing of both rilles on the floor of Palmieri is the rectangle-shaped depression at the very centre of the "X". Which one of the two rilles was first? Or did they appear simultaneously? Are there much more of these rectangle-shaped depressions on the moon? (created by rille crossings).


Named from nearby crater. (Palmieri)

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