Gallery: Our Moon's lovely lava channels
A look at valleys and rilles that outrun the length of Earth's largest cities, and even span well over a hundred kilometers.
Our Moon is home to some lovely lava channels, relics from the time when our cosmic neighbor was volcanically active. My previous blog post of a curated gallery of lunar mountains was received well so here are some of the Moon’s most notable valleys and rilles, many of which were carved by lava flows.
Note: You can click on the images to learn about each feature.
Hope you enjoyed these curated views of some striking lava channels on the Moon. It’s really something to look at our Moon and think about the times when viscous lava flows carved their way across various lunar landscapes. If you’d like to browse more lunar lava channels, the NASA LRO outreach team has a fantastic blog.