Author Topic: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes  (Read 101572 times)

Caetano J.

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #135 on: June 11, 2010, 01:19:36 am »


Take a look at the lower right, there's a "net" of "wrinkles" running from that boulder pile on the lower middle all the way to to the right. They are pretty faded, so, you'll have to look closely.

Can anyone help me with those? To me, those look like rover tracks or something similar

The original location is HERE.

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #136 on: June 11, 2010, 08:01:56 am »
Hi Caetano J - welcome to Moon Zoo. :)
I can't see anything track like myself and the location is not near any of the landing sites so the wrinkles are likely the kind of thing we see in lots of places. Fascinating area though in the Mare Frigoris - just lost half an hour taking a tour!  ;)

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2010, 07:51:11 pm »
This is one beaut of a ridge/dome/mound and the first one I've been certain of!
(I wonder which galactic hero is buried under it? ;) )



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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #138 on: June 11, 2010, 08:01:31 pm »
This is one beaut of a ridge/dome/mound and the first one I've been certain of!
(I wonder which galactic hero is buried under it? ;) )



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Nice find Weezerd! It does look like a burial mound  :)

Wonder how it was formed?

jules

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #139 on: June 11, 2010, 08:05:01 pm »
I think that's one for the Team Area..... ;)

Caetano J.

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #140 on: June 11, 2010, 09:26:35 pm »
Fascinating area though in the Mare Frigoris - just lost half an hour taking a tour!  ;)

Indeed! I wonder how these were formed, I've never seen them arranged in a grid-like manner like that. Given the scale, they seem to be 1 to 1.5 meters wide, looks like miniature sinuous channels :D

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #141 on: June 11, 2010, 11:19:08 pm »
This is one beaut of a ridge/dome/mound and the first one I've been certain of!
(I wonder which galactic hero is buried under it? ;) )



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Latitude: 20.0556

Nice find Weezerd! It does look like a burial mound  :)

Wonder how it was formed?
Hey Geoff,
This area is in the highlands, right on the border of Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis, so it's close enough to have been partially flooded by lava. It looks like this hill may be the central peak of a partially flooded crater, or some other random high area in the highlands that didn't get completely flooded by the thin basalt deposits here.
Hope that helps...

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #142 on: June 13, 2010, 05:26:34 pm »
Here's a nice fold:



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Longitude: 313.174
Latitude: 23.782

Geoff

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #143 on: June 13, 2010, 06:07:48 pm »
This is one beaut of a ridge/dome/mound and the first one I've been certain of!
(I wonder which galactic hero is buried under it? ;) )


Nice find Weezerd! It does look like a burial mound  :)

Wonder how it was formed?
Hey Geoff,
This area is in the highlands, right on the border of Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis, so it's close enough to have been partially flooded by lava. It looks like this hill may be the central peak of a partially flooded crater, or some other random high area in the highlands that didn't get completely flooded by the thin basalt deposits here.
Hope that helps...

Thanks Irene.  That does sound reasonable  :)

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #144 on: June 19, 2010, 10:46:37 am »
Some amazing lunar cracks:


ID: AMZ1002j08
Latitude: 16.3708°
Longitude: 46.5123°

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #145 on: June 24, 2010, 08:52:10 am »
I marked this as a sinuous channel:


ID: AMZ300010s
Latitude: 21.9115°
Longitude: 10.4093°
Sun Angle: -85.81°
Scale: 11.62 meters / pixel

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #146 on: June 24, 2010, 09:33:15 am »

Can a channel be raised?  I have been going by the idea it was like a canyon, ditch or whatever.  I love the texture of this image, by the way.  It almost looks like coral.  Whatever it is, it's huge.




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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2010, 01:56:06 pm »
That looks more like a raised cliff-like feature to me.

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #148 on: June 25, 2010, 05:54:11 pm »
I have no idea how to clasify this linear feature on the right side of this picture  ??? ??? ???

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ200075r
# ID: AMZ200075r
# Latitude: 23.3796°
# Longitude: 312.962°

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Re: Lunar Features - channels, cooling cracks, pits, domes
« Reply #149 on: June 26, 2010, 02:34:16 am »
These cracks seem to be crumbling into a deeper chasm


http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v10/slices/000036716.jpg

# ID: AMZ1000a51
# Latitude: 23.6167°
# Longitude: 313.096°
# Sun Angle: -83.59°
# Scale: 1.42 meters / pixel
# Zoom Level: 3