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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

The lunar maria are thought to have originated as:?

a. bodies of water which are now dried up

b. lava flows

c. uplifted plains (highlands)

d. areas eroded by wind before the Moon lost its atmosphere

e. landing pads left by ancient space aliens

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  • 2 months ago

    a. Oceans and Seas, Hence their names

    Before the Sixties it wasn't known if the Moon was Solid

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  • 2 months ago

    E of course, what else could it be.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's "b. lava flows".

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  • 2 months ago

    Science now says "b. lava flows", but everyone will surely be surprised when the aliens come back to "e. landing pads...."

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  • 2 months ago

    A. Maria means sea in Latin. Which is why medieval astronomers thought they were dried seas.

    Currently, we know they are ancient volcanoes burried with basalt

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