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Why Do People See Faces in the Moon?

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:16 pm

“When you first look at the moon, you pretty much see light areas and dark areas, and some are more gray than others,” said planetary geologist Cassandra Runyon of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. “The lighter areas are the mountains, often referred to as the highlands. The dark areas are volcanic—the mare, which is Latin for ‘seas.’”

 

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