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A mare is a smooth, dark area on the surface of the moon. A crater is a huge hole caused by a meteor or meteorite. Hope that satisfies you! If not come back soon and i'll have another answer.

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A mare is different from an crater because mare means "sea" because it looks like there was once a huge sea there but it is really hardened lava. a crater is from an impact from a meteorite


Mare Serenitatis,(a big crater) and mare crislum (another rather large crater) there are also lots of other craters on the moon.


Tycho was first before mare nubium


Mare Ingenii, the Sea of Cleverness.


A mare is flat and a crater is round. A lunar mare (lunar maria is plural) are large flat plains on the surface of the moon that were made from volcanic eruptions. Craters on the other hand, are depressions in a surface that were caused by the impact of an object in the surface of the moon such as a meteor. Craters on a lunar mare are often used to help determine how long ago the volcanic eruptions occurred.


A lunar mare is Latin for sea. The dark and relatively featureless lunar plains are called seas, because ancient observers thought they contained water. Hence why they are called "seas".


The largest crater on the moon is the Aitken Basin. It is 2500 km in diameter and 13km deep. It is located near the Lunar south pole and is not viable from Earth. It is thought to be one of the largest craters in the solar system.Hertzprung is the second largest crater on the moon. It is 591 km in diameter and it located on the dark side of the moon just beyond the west limb.Apollo Crater is the third largest crater on the moon. It is located near the south pole on the far side of the moon. it is 538 km in diameter but its depth is unknown.Korolov Crater is about 437 km in diameter and is located close to the lunar equator on the far side of the moon.Bailly crater is the largest crater visible from Earth. It is 303 km in diameter and 4.3 km deep. Located near the south west limb of the moon.Some craters have flooded with molton lava after the impact. They are now called mare or seas.Mare Ibrium at 1,123 km in diameter is the largest.Mare Tranquillitatis made famous by the Apollo 11 moon landing, is about 873km in diameter.Mare Nubium is about 715 km in diameter.Apollo 17 landed near Mare Serenitatis. It is 707 km in diameter.Mare Orientale is about 327 km in diameter.


Mare Imbrium, Latin for "Sea of Showers" or "Sea of Rains", is a vast lunar mare. It was created when lava flooded a giant crater that formed when a massive object hit the Moon.See realted link for more information.


A crater is at the top of the central vent in most volcanoes and is funnel-shaped, and is already made, a caldera is a magma chamber that supplied material to the volcano until it empties and the roof collapses.


No. Copernicus crater is an impact crater.


At the summit there are four craters: the Northeast Crater, Bucca Nuova Crater, Southeast Crater and Varagine Crater.



The cheese crater. The cheese crater is the cheeseiest crater in all of cheese land.


Craters are produced in two ways - the first way is as a result of a volcano- the crater being the caldera of the volcano. On the moon volcanoes are now extinct, but their remains, as craters, can be seen. The second way is by impact. A large object like a meteoroid (it becomes a 'meteorite' when on the surface of the planet), when impacting on the moon, can produce a large pit that we call a crater. On earth any craters formed over the millions of years are eroded away by our atmosphere and weather (although some survive like the 'meteor crater' in the USA)> However, on the moon, where there is no appreciable atmosphere, the craters can last for millions of years with little change. Maria (Mare is singular, Maria - plural)or 'seas' are not seas (although they were once thought of like that - hence the name) but are solidified plains of lava that erupted frrom lunar volcanoes covering large areas of the moon's surface. Dating craters and maria is quite simple; if a crater is formed in one of the maria, then it was made after the mare solidified or the crater would have been desroyed by the molten lava. Occasionally craters form on top of other craters. The latterly formed crater is the one that is clearly superimposed on the older one.



Crater Lake is actually the crater of an extinct volcano. Water has filled in the cone crater.


a crater volcano is...


There is a crater on the moon.


The population of Croix-Mare is 693.



I think you're asking about the moon's "mares," which are broad, relatively smooth plains on the lunar surface. The word "mare" is Latin for sea, which is what early astronomers mistook the plains for.


Crater Lake got its name from the fact that it is in the crater of a volcano.


the crater is the opening of the volcano


the crater dentsity is not that much


Crater of Diamonds is an ancient volcanic crater that contains diamonds in its rocks.



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