Earth's Moon - Apollo 15

Sinuous rilles east of the Aristarchus plateau on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Apollo 15 metric camera picture of sinuous rilles (at bottom of image) east of the Moon's Aristarchus Plateau. The rilles have the appearance of lava channels or collapsed lava tubes, and most originate on craters. The largest rille in this southward-looking oblique view is Rima Prinz, which starts at the center of the image at the crater Prinz (25.5 N, 44.1 W; 46 km in diameter) and trends generally northward (down). Oceanus Procellarum is at upper left and the bright 40 km diameter Aristarchus crater is at upper right, at 24 N, 47 W. (Apollo 15, AS15-2606)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1971-08
Distance/Range (km): 150.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +26.,317. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: rille, crater, mare
Instrument: Metric Mapping Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 3400
Instrument Field of View (deg): 76.2 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 69.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 40.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS15-2606
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-063A-03A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015