Lunar Maria (click to enlarge)

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Mer de la Fécondité

Mer de la Fécondité

Langrenus on top left

Langrenus on top left

Messier craters

Messier craters

Glocanius

Apollo 8 Orbit the Moon, Return Safely — December, 1968 Humanity’s first glimpse at the Lunar far side came as Borman, Lovell and Anders orbited the Moon

Langrenus crater

Langrenus crater

Mare Fecunditatis

Mare Fecunditatis

Moon Gravity Map

Lunar Asymmetry - Were Lunar Maria created by impacts from asteroids whose speed was increased by Earth's Gravity?

Any flat, dark plain of lower elevation on the Moon. The term, which in Latin means “sea,” was erroneously applied to such features by telescopic observers of the 17th century....

Nearly four billion years ago, the moon took a severe beating as a barrage of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters and opening deep fissures in its crust, scientists have revealed.

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Mapped moon landing sites including Apollo, Luna, and Surveyor missions.

The Ghosts of Mare Fecunditatis | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Ghosts of Mare Fecunditatis

The Ghosts of Mare Fecunditatis | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

The Ghosts of Mare Fecunditatis

Lunar Pioneer: LROC: The Rays of Messier A

The surface of Mare Fecunditatis, west of Messier A, peppered with hundreds of small craters. Image field of view is around 620 meters, .

Lunar Pioneer: LROC: The Rays of Messier A

The surface of Mare Fecunditatis, west of Messier A, peppered with hundreds of small craters. Image field of view is around 620 meters, .

Lunar Pioneer: LROC: The Rays of Messier A

The surface of Mare Fecunditatis, west of Messier A, peppered with hundreds of small craters. Image field of view is around 620 meters, .

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