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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


  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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