What Are the Dark Spots on the Moon Called?

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The dark spots on the moon are called maria or lunar maria. The singular word for the dark spots is mare. There are several maria on the moon including Mare Anguis, Mare Crisium, Mare Ingenii, and Mare Marginis. These dark spots were formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. The word maria is Latin for seas, which is what early astronomers thought the dark spots were actually seas. Maria is grouped into three series, low-Ti basalts, very low-Ti (VLT) basalts, and high-Ti basalts.
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The dark areas on the Moon are called lunar. mare. its actually called. MARIA PLEASE COMMENT.
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Dark spots on the moon are called maria. This was the name given by Galileo
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The dark spots on the Moon are enormous craters filled with solidified lava rock.
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the moon is not a planet, the dark spots ate crators
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