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Roberts, Harry
March 2008
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Spring2008, Issue 57, p16
The article describes the appearance of the Rima Hadley moon upon observation. It arises on the west side of the Apennine Mountains at an elongated crater named Bela. According to some authors, Bela and the arcuate feature are volcanic landforms. The Bela formation is known to be elevated well above the plains, and the roof of the lava tube collapsed leaving a v-shaped channel.


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