PIA14007: Rimae Bürg
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Spacecraft: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Instrument: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Product Size: 1000 x 1000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
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Rimae Bürg is a linear rille, with an average width of 2 kilometers. This rille extends into Lacus Mortis for more than 60 kilometers, and continues into the highland terrain, where it becomes obscured and then reappears as a ridge. Illumination from the left, star is location of LROC NAC.

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A portion of the shadowed, southern wall of Rimae Bürg is visible in this subset of LROC NAC image M129127265R. The rille floor (upper left of image) is flat, attesting to the horst-graben normal faulting that is invoked for the formation of many linear rilles. Image width is 500 meters, illumination from the right

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center built and manages the mission for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera was designed to acquire data for landing site certification and to conduct polar illumination studies and global mapping. Operated by Arizona State University, LROC consists of a pair of narrow-angle cameras (NAC) and a single wide-angle camera (WAC). The mission is expected to return over 70 terabytes of image data.

Image Credit:
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Image Addition Date:
2011-02-12