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Mars Map 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli - Public domain map
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.
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Mars and Syrtis Major, NASA history collection

Mars and Syrtis Major, NASA history collection

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

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

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a basement, underground, lobby, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Mars Opposition and Equinox. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars Opposition and Equinox. NASA public domain image colelction.

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 Map 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli - Public domain map

Mars Map 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli - Public domain map

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

Observations of Mars 1881.82 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Observations of Mars 1881.82 Giovanni Schiaparelli

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

Voyage To Mars Poster, Cold War American Propaganda poster

Voyage To Mars Poster, Cold War American Propaganda 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

A view of the surface of mars from space. Mars planet atmosphere.

A view of the surface of mars from space. Mars planet atmosphere.

Mars is the largest planet in the solar system / Mars is the most important planet in the solar system / Public domain space exploration photo.

De planeet Mars en zijn kinderen

De planeet Mars en zijn kinderen

Public domain reproduction of art print, 16th-17th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Mars - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

Mars - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

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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"

fantasy art from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit...

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

Sur Mars. Lyon Municipal Library public domain dedication

Sur Mars. Lyon Municipal Library public domain dedication

France Public domain photograph - night sky, astronomy, universe, space, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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"

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a v...

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

Mars Rotate (True Color). NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars Rotate (True Color). NASA public domain image colelction.

Description: Mars true color globe showing Hellas Basin Public domain photograph of a solar system, planet, space exploration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A red planet with a black background. Mars red planet planet, science technology.

A red planet with a black background. Mars red planet planet, science ...

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

L'emisfero boreale di Marte fino al quarantesino grado di latitudine, ...

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

Mars and Elysium. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars and Elysium. NASA public domain image colelction.

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

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historic place interior, salon, hall lobby, living room, 18th-19th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Mars Canals - Public domain portrait drawing
Particolari della superficie di Marte dalla sesta Memoria, 1888 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Particolari della superficie di Marte dalla sesta Memoria, 1888 Giovan...

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Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

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Lowell Observatory, Clark Dome, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Clark Dome, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconi...

Survey number: HABS AZ-206-B National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000172

Hubble's Sharpest View of Mars. NASA public domain image colelction.

Hubble's Sharpest View of Mars. NASA public domain image colelction.

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

A planet with a very large amount of water on it. Mars red planet planet, science technology.

A planet with a very large amount of water on it. Mars red planet plan...

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Particolari della superficie di Marte, 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Particolari della superficie di Marte, 1890 Giovanni Schiaparelli

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Ophir Chasma. NASA public domain image colelction.

Ophir Chasma. NASA public domain image colelction.

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

An image of a planet in the dark. Mars planet solar system, science technology.

An image of a planet in the dark. Mars planet solar system, science te...

A planet in the solar system / An image of a planet in the dark / Public domain stock illustration.

Boreal hemisphere of Mars 1886 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Boreal hemisphere of Mars 1886 Giovanni Schiaparelli

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A view of the planet mars from space. Mars planet space.

A view of the planet mars from space. Mars planet space.

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The planet mars is shown in this image. Mars planet space.

The planet mars is shown in this image. Mars planet space.

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

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

Mars, geflankeerd door twee saters

Mars, geflankeerd door twee saters

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Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies

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

Mars Canals - Public domain  drawing
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.]"

People from "Paris Insurgé. Histoire illustrée des évènements acco...

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

Mars : MEC-1 Prototype. - Public domain map

Mars : MEC-1 Prototype. - Public domain map

"Base 101. Base information Aug. 1962." "Lithographed by ACIC 7-65." "Prepared with the advisory assistance of E.C. Slipher of the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona." Includes notes, statistical data, and ... More

Mars and Tharsis. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars and Tharsis. NASA public domain image colelction.

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. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars and Acidalia. NASA public domain image colelction.

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 Opposition and Equinox. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars Opposition and Equinox. NASA public domain image colelction.

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

A circular hole in the sand on a beach. Mars planet crater.

A circular hole in the sand on a beach. Mars planet crater.

This image shows a desert landscape in the desert / A circular crater in the sand of the mars rover's mars rover curiosity mars rover / Public domain stock photo.

A close up view of a large body of water. Mars planet north pole.

A close up view of a large body of water. Mars planet north pole.

A small water basin in the red sea, with a small waterfall in the middle / A large, deep, brown, and white image of a river in a deep brown basin / Public domain space exploration photo.

An image of a planet with a white background. Mars planet spa, science technology.

An image of a planet with a white background. Mars planet spa, science...

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Mars 1877-1878 Giovanni Schiaparelli

Mars 1877-1878 Giovanni Schiaparelli

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

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. The "BL Harley Manus... More

Inventory of Ship Mars, as she is to be sold on the 13th April Instant, at the American Coffee-House. [New York? 1816?].

Inventory of Ship Mars, as she is to be sold on the 13th April Instant...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 115, Folder 3.

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

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description phy...

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

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

Voline from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a visit to t...

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

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

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description phy...

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

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

Particolari della superficie di Marte dalla prima Memoria, 1878 Giovan...

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

Mars from BL Harley 4431, f. 101v

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

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"

Scores of Strange Beasts Hurried out from Under Them from "Fifteen Hun...

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

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

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description phy...

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

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"

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a v...

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

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"

science fiction from "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour. [The story of a v...

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

Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars

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

Hemispherum Martis Australe - Giovanni Schiaparelli

Hemispherum Martis Australe - Giovanni Schiaparelli

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

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, Coconino County, AZ

Lowell Observatory, Slipher Building, 1400 West Mars Road, Flagstaff, ...

Public domain photograph - historical image of Arizona, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description