© Charles Chandler
The following table compares the performance of various hypotheses concerned rille formation, on the Moon and on Mars.1
A. Predictable
B. Permissible
C. Unexpected
O. Irrelevant
X. Impossible
via water
gas cloud
formed by
gas blow
formed by
lava tube
wider at high end C C O B A B
channel sinuous A C O C A B
upper end crater B B O B A A
ends at diff. elev. A A O A A B
no out wash dep. C-X C-X B C-X A A
no chan. bridges A A O B-C A A
chan. cratering O O A O A A
trav. high ground X X B X B B
stray fr. surf. dip C-X C-X B C-X B B
on ridge crest X X A B A B
strata exposure B B A C-X A-B A
strata upturned X X A X A A
rille clustering C C B-C B-C A-B A
rille crossing C-X C-X A-O C-X B B
2nd rille in bottom B C C C B B
distinct rille/crater X     X C A


1. Juergens, R. E. (1974): Of the Moon and Mars, Part I: The Origins Of The Lunar Sinuous Rilles. PENSEE

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