A type of rille on the Moon
Linear rilles are the most conspicuous type of tectonic rille observed on the lunar surface and are commonly a few to hundreds of kilometers in length and up to ~5 km in width (Quaide 1965).
In cross section, linear rilles have flat floors and steep walls (Quaide 1965; Golombek and McGill 1983; Watters and Johnson 2010), and, in places, an increase in width is observed as the structures transect older topographic features (McGill 1971; Golombek 1979).
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