Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Civilized Life in the UniverseScientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

George Basalla

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171815

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 February 2020

The Ascension of Mars

The Ascension of Mars

Chapter:
(p.49) CHAPTER FOUR The Ascension of Mars
Source:
Civilized Life in the Universe
Author(s):

George Basalla

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0004

Speculation about extraterrestrial life continued in the 19th century, as did the development of the telescope by Sir William Herschel and others. The discovery of the moons of Mars by Asaph Hall in 1877 drew attention to that planet. Thereafter, the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observed Mars closely and became convinced its landscape contained canali (natural or artificial channels). Schiaparelli mapped Martian canali and speculated that they were irrigation canals built by a great Martian civilization.

Keywords:   canali, canals, Martian civilization, Asaph Hall, Sir William Herschel, moons, Giovanni Schiaparelli

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .