The dark spots on the moon are called "maria" ("mare" in the singular), which literally means "seas" in Latin. However, despite the misnomer, the maria are low-lying areas that are more like flat plains, that are devoid of water.Know More
The maria mainly exist on the near side of the moon, the side of the moon that always faces the Earth. On the far side of the moon, hardly any maria exist. In total about 17% of the moon's surface is covered by maria.
In contrast to the maria are the light-colored lunar highlands, which dominate the far side of the moon and are older than the maria. Craters abound in the highlands, but the maria contain almost no craters. An examination of specimens from the maria and from the highlands shows that rocks from the maria are only about 3.5 billion years old, but rocks from the highlands are about 4.5 billion years old.Learn more about Our Moon
Black or dark spots on the face and skin can be caused by a number of different conditions and can be treated using a variety of topical remedies. The actual treatments vary depending on the condition that is causing the dark spots, which is why it is recommended to see a dermatologist to understand what is behind the darkening skin.Full Answer >
Cover up dark spots on your hands using standard tools from any cosmetic store, such as a mild cleanser, yellow-based concealer, small makeup brush and foundation. An application sponge, face powder, and large makeup brush are also ideal, according to Cheryl Torrie on eHow.Full Answer >
There are various home remedies that can help fade dark spots, such as using lemon juice, sliced raw potatoes and onions. An Ayurvedic remedy is to use slices of raw potatoes. Once a day, one rubs a potato slice on the dark spot until there is visible improvement.Full Answer >
While cocoa butter has been marketed as a home remedy to clear up dark spots, skin blemishes and stretch marks, the current medical community agrees that it will not actually treat any of these conditions. Cocoa butter is, however, an excellent moisturizer and can soothe irritated, dry and cracked skin.Full Answer >