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Mystery Rille near crater Kies.../

Started by asterhunter, 12/14/2006 10:44AM
Posted 12/14/2006 10:44AM | Edited 12/15/2006 06:10AM Opening Post
Hi everyone,
I was observing a 23.75 day old Moon this morning and noticed a feature around crater Kies. What I saw looked like a rille making a gentle arc between Kies and Kies A. Rukl map #53 does show what appears to be a wrinkle ridge in this location but what I saw was distinctly rille-like, with one wall apparently brightly lit by sunlight. At 200x I could also see a small darkened feature around the center of the suspected rille, which looked to me like a lunar pyroclastic deposit (LPD). Has anyone else studied this region and seen this feature as I described it? It's appearance was definately much more sharply defined than the other wrinkles in the immediate area. Thanks.

David E