Moscow, the state of mind

Mare Moscoviense

Mare Moscoviense

By tradition astronomers name lunar lava planes after states of mind, such as “Sea of Tranquility”. However, when in 1960, Soviets discovered a new mare, they named it Moscoviense, after Moscow. This caused strife among astronomers, until it was agreed that Moscow is, in fact, a state of mind.


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