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A volcanic tube has been identified in the Oceanus Procellarum area of the Moon (Central Longitude: 58.3170 W / Latitude: 14.1110 N ) using Chandrayaan-I Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) data. This rille runs for about 3.65 km in NE-SW direction. A close observation suggests another small rille of 1.73 km length , situated 2 km SW of the existing main rille, which appears to be an extension of this tube while the intermittent strech between the two rilles seems to be the roof of the lava tube which did not collapse for some reason.
The authors have tried to analyse the TMC stereo data to find the length, depth, slopes within and outside the rille, in order to establish continuity between the main rille and the shorter rille 1.73 km south-west of the former.
Originally posted by Sherlock2009
reply to post by OrionHunterX
There was lava on the moon, really????
There are many volcanic features on the lunar surface. In fact, the dark lunar maria that you can see when there is a full Moon are massive, generally level deposits of basalt, a volcanic rock. The lunar maria cover about 17% of the Moon's surface. However, Earth-like volcanoes are rare on the Moon. The Gruithuisen Domes (shown by the black arrows in this Apollo 15 picture, above) are some of the few dome-like volcanic features on the lunar surface, made up of lavas which erupted shortly after the surrounding mare basalts were emplaced.