Friday, June 9, 2023

Lunar Ocean: A vast lowland on the Moon

The surface of the Moon is made up of white and black-looking land. Do you know what the vast valley on the moon is called? The vast plains on the Moon are called the lunar ocean or the lunar mare.

In ancient times, scientists observed the Moon and detected dark areas. The dark area is named “mare”, a Latin word meaning sea.

The nomenclature is actually a mistake as scientists initially thought the dark area was the ocean.

Thus, the region is known as Chandra Sagar. However, it turns out that there is no liquid water on the Moon at all. That is, water is not filled in the dark area.

The Lunar Ocean is a vast valley on the Moon. informed of NASA Solar System ExplorationThe Moon’s oceans cover about 17 percent of the Moon’s surface area.

Meanwhile, most of the Moon’s ocean faces Earth. So, we can see Kali Terai from earth without the help of any equipment.

meteor impact result

reported from K12 librate the Lunar Ocean was formed about three to four billion years ago when the Moon was continuously bombarded by meteors.

The impacts of many meteors create large basins and the formation of lowlands on the Moon.


At that time, there is active volcanic activity in the Moon. reported from the European Space AgencyMolten magma rises on the surface of the Moon and then fills the basin or lowlands.

This filling continued until the end of lunar volcanic activity about 1.2 billion years ago.

The lava that fills the lunar lowlands then cools and solidifies, also changes in color.

So, unlike the oceans on Earth which are full of water. The oceans on the Moon are filled with magma that has now hardened, making it look like a black plain.

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