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Hadley Rille

Hadley Rille on the southeast edge of Mare Imbrium.


A rille is a long, narrow furrow, usually with steep sides and sometimes meandering (known as a sinuous rille), formed either as an open channel in a lava flow, or as an underground tube carrying hot lava that collapsed as the lava flowed out. Rilles up to several hundred kilometers long and 1 to 2 kilometers wide are common on the Moon and on the surface of several other moons and planets in the solar system.