Canals on Mars

Canals on Mars

V700/0125 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Martian canal, artwork. American astronomer Percy Lowell (1855-1916) popularised the erroneous idea that Mars was criss-crossed by a network of artificial canals. He believed they had been created by an intelligent race as a means of carrying water from the ice caps to equatorial areas. But despite that other people also claimed to have seen these canals, there was in fact no evidence for their existence; it was simply wishful thinking.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, astronomical, astronomy, canal, historical, history, illustration, mars, martian, myth, percival lowell, solar system

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.