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Rimae Prinz Region
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Rimae Prinz Region

November 29, 2012
The Prinz-Harbinger area contains a concentration of sinuous rilles, massifs, and mare-filled impact craters. The topography is reminiscent of the Apollo 15 landing site, with a rille bound by nearby massifs. Rilles provide information on lava flow processes that created the lunar maria. The massifs at this site are related to the Imbrium impact basin and have a different lithology from the surrounding mare units, based on multi-spectral data. The regolith contains pyroclastic deposits from volcanic eruptions. A sinuous rille created by a lava flow snakes around the base of a massif in the Prinz-Harbinger region on the Moon. Image width is 1.46 km, LROC NAC frame M102429075L Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University