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Mare Anguis
   is known in English as   
Serpent Sea
In the Crisium basin
Mare Australe
   is known in English as   
Southern Sea
Contains the Jenner and Lamb craters
Mare Cognitum
   is known in English as   
Sea That Has Become Known
Impact area of Ranger 7 (1964), an unmanned reconnaissance craft
Mare Crisium
   is known in English as   
Sea of Crises
Setting for Arthur C. Clarke's 1951 short story "The Sentinel"
Mare Fecunditatis
   is known in English as   
Sea of Fecundity
Landing area of Soviet robotic probe 'Lunik 16' (1970)
Mare Frigoris
   is known in English as   
Sea of Cold
Frigoris is elongated whereas most lunar seas are rounded
Mare Humboldtianum
   is known in English as   
Sea of Alexander Von Humboldt
Named for Alexander von Humboldt, German natural historian
Mare Humorum
   is known in English as   
Sea of Moisture
Abuts the Gassendi crater
Mare Imbrium
   is known in English as   
Sea of Showers
Landing site of Apollo 15. Also called 'Sea of Rains'
Mare Ingenii
   is known in English as   
Sea of Cleverness
On the far side of the moon
Mare Insularum
   is known in English as   
Sea of Islands
Bordered on the east by the Copernicus crater
Mare Marginis
   is known in English as   
Sea of the Edge
Lies on the edge of the moons nearside
Mare Moscoviense
   is known in English as   
Sea of Muscovy
Another farside mare
Mare Nectaris
   is known in English as   
Sea of Nectar
Featured on an episode of the ancient U.S. TV series 'Time Tunnel'
Mare Nubium
   is known in English as   
Sea of Clouds
West of the crater Bullialdus
Mare Orientale
   is known in English as   
Eastern Sea
Resembles three concentric circles
Mare Serenitatis
   is known in English as   
Sea of Serenity
The crater Posidonius sits on the northeast rim
Mare Smythii
   is known in English as   
Sea of Smythii
One of only two mares named for people. William Henry Smyth, British astronomer (1788-1865)
Mare Spumans
   is known in English as   
Foaming Sea
The crater Apollonius W sits on the western rim
Mare Tranquillitatis
   is known in English as   
Sea of Tranquility
Site of the first manned landing
Mare Undarum
   is known in English as   
Sea of Waves
The crater Dubyago sits on the southern edge
Mare Vaporum
   is known in English as   
Sea of Vapors
Bordered on the right by the crater Manilius


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