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Rimae Prinz Region
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Rimae Prinz Region

November 29, 2012
The massif featured below is approximately 600-700 m in relief, while other massifs in the Montes Harbinger chain are up to 2000 m in relief (see above). The elephantine texture on the southern slopes changes to a smoother, darker texture before the bottom of the hill (arrows). The base of the massif was partially buried by lava flows related to the volcanic activity and rille formation in the area. A lunar rille forms at the base of the massif in the Constellation region of interest (CxP ROI). Arrows point to location along massif possibly covered by lava flows, due to the lack of elephant skin texture on this part of the hillslope, LROC NAC M102429075L. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University