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Mars Canali

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was believed that there were canals on Mars. These were a network of long straight lines in the equatorial regions from 60° N. to 60° S. Lat. on the planet Mars observed by astronomers using early telescopes. They were first described by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli during the opposition of 1877, and confirmed by later observers. Schiaparelli called these canali, which was translated into English as "canals". The Irish astronomer Charles E. Burton made sketches of the lines, the American Percival Lowell, who founded the Lowell Observatory in 1894, made the most committed speculations on the subject. Lowell almost single-handedly popularized the notion of the canals as proof that the planet once sustained intelligent life. His drawings of the canals look like Italian Futurist masterworks or the spacey doodles of Joan Miró.
Mars Map 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli
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Mars and Syrtis Major

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space- based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. The telescope... more

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4425, f. 122v

Detail of a miniature of Vulcan finding his wife in bed with Mars; he ties their feet together. Image taken from f. 122v of Roman de la Rose (index Romance of the Rose). Written in French.

Scores of Strange Beasts Hurried out from Under Them from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000211 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

Sur Mars

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Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 101v

Detail of a miniature of Mars presiding over a battle scene, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 101v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (ff. 4-21), 'Le Déba... more

Vulcan, Venus and Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 121

Detail of a miniature of Vulcan chaining his wife Venus and Mars together after finding them in bed together, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 121 of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'... more

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent"

This image has been taken from scan 000545 from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent". The title and subject terms of ... more

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent"

This image has been taken from scan 000546 from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent". The title and subject terms of ... more

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent"

This image has been taken from scan 000548 from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent". The title and subject terms of ... more

People from "Paris Insurgé. Histoire illustrée des évènements accomplis du 18 Mars au 28 Mai 1871. Pièces et documents recueillis au jour le jour, classés, coordonnés et annotés par A. de Balathier Bragelonne. [With illustrations.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000443 from "Paris Insurgé. Histoire illustrée des évènements accomplis du 18 Mars au 28 Mai 1871. Pièces et documents recueillis au jour le jour, classés, coordonnés ... more

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000080 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000178 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

fantasy art from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000049 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

Voline from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000132 from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to the planet Mars.] Edited [or rather written] by C. Dixon, etc". The title and subject terms of this image... more

Voyage To Mars Poster

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: RSC - Beirut Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Ophir Chasma

Description: (1976) During its examination of Mars, the Viking 1 spacecraft returned images of Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km long, up to 240 km wide, and 6.5 km deep, whose connected chasma or... more

Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars

Gullies eroded into the wall of a meteor impact crater in Noachis Terra. This high resolution view (top left) from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) shows channels and associated aprons o... more

Mars Rotate (True Color)

Description: Mars true color globe showing Hellas Basin

Hubble's Sharpest View of Mars

Description: (March 10, 1997) The recently refurbished Hubble telescope obtained the sharpest view of Mars ever taken from Earth. This stunning portrait was taken with March 10, 1997, just before the Red Planet... more

Mars and Elysium

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space- based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. The telescope... more

Mars and Tharsis

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space- based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. The telescope... more

Mars and Acidalia

Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space- based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. The telescope... more

Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies

ully landforms proposed to have been caused by geologically-recent seepage and runoff of liquid water on Mars are found in the most unlikely places. They typically occur in areas that are quite cold, well below... more

Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars

Description: (June 22, 2000) This image, acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) in May 2000 shows numerous examples of martian gullies that all start--or head--in a specific layer ... more

Mars Opposition and Equinox

Description: (June 13, 2001) Prior to the Mariner 4 flyby in 1965, all we knew about Mars came from Earth-based telescopic observations. At best, Mars is a challenging object to observe, due to its small size, ... more

Mars Opposition and Equinox

Description: (June 13, 2001) Prior to the Mariner 4 flyby in 1965, all we knew about Mars came from Earth-based telescopic observations. At best, Mars is a challenging object to observe, due to its small size, ... more

Mars Canals

Drawings of Mars canals

Mars Canals

Drawings of Mars canals

Boreal hemisphere of Mars 1886 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Hemispherum Martis Australe - Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

L'emisfero boreale di Marte fino al quarantesino grado di latitudine, 1888 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Mars 1877-1878 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Mars Map 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Observations of Mars 1881.82 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Particolari della superficie di Marte dalla prima Memoria, 1878 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Particolari della superficie di Marte dalla sesta Memoria, 1888 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Particolari della superficie di Marte, 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.