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  1. rille(Noun)

    A long, narrow depression in that resembles a channel, found on the surface of various lunar and planetary bodies.

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  1. Rille(noun)

    one of certain narrow, crooked valleys seen, by aid of the telescope, on the surface of the moon

  2. Origin: [G. rille a furrow.]

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  1. Rille

    Rille is typically used to describe any of the long, narrow depressions in the lunar surface that resemble channels. Typically a rille can be up to several kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers in length. However, the term has also been used loosely to describe similar structures on a number of planets in the Solar System, including Mars, Venus, and on a number of moons. All bear a structural resemblance to each other.

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