Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Secrets of Schröteri

Vallis Schröteri is a magnificent sinuous rille and of particular interest is its inner rille, which diverges from the primary rille near the arrow. This nested form indicates that multiple eruptive events occurred or there was a large change in the volume of a single eruption over time. LROC WAC mosaic, 100 m/pixel [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

LROC NAC close-up of a bend in the inner rille of Vallis Schröteri; the rille walls are visible in the upper left and lower right corners of this image. The arrow in the LROC WAC mosaic above denotes the location of this image; image width is 600 m [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Explore the largest rille on the Moon in the following images! Compare the sinuous nature of these rilles to yesterday's Featured Image of Rimae Posidonius - what features are similar and what are different?

LROC WAC mosaic

LROC NAC full image


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