Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 28 Number 3: 167-170 - October 1966

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Terrestrial Pseudokarst and the Lunar Topography
William R. Halliday


Correlation of certain types of lunar craters or sinks with terrestrial karstic pheomena is inappropriate. Pahoehoe lava appears to be widespread on the moon, though its parameters and those of any lava tube caverns contained therein probably differ significantly from those of earth. To date, collapse features characteristic of lava tube areas have not been identified, but the potential importance of lunar lava tubes warrants considerable study. Terrestrial fissure caves in volcanic rocks may be correlable with lunar rills or postulated subsurface lunar "crevasses."

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