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
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
a. Oceans and Seas, Hence their names
Before the Sixties it wasn't known if the Moon was Solid
- VelikovskyLv 72 months ago
E of course, what else could it be.
- 2 months ago
It's "b. lava flows".
- StarryskyLv 72 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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- SPQRALANLv 42 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