Nevertheless, the curious nature of this catena, running from one crater to another in a more or less straight line, is exceptional. My own speculation involves the craters having similar ages, which is the appearance, resulting in a stress area between them at formation. But I don't know.
To round out the area, Rima Cardanus just to the south is fairly easy but pretty rewarding, as it has a complex structure at the terminus away from the limb that grows more detailed with patient inspection. That the rille formed in the midst of a flattish area of mare material near the edge of Procellarum makes it a classic rille, and an excellent contrast to the more curious Catena Krafft.
|Moon-Lite Atlas for chart 17|