Schiaparelli's map of Mars 1882

Schiaparelli's map of Mars 1882

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Caption: Schiaparelli was an astronomer active in the 19th century who made Mars observations and produced a map of the planet's surface showing a network of linear structures. His maps included what he called 'Canali' later to be wrongly interpreted as evidence of intelligent life on the planet.

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Keywords: 19th century illustration, astronomical, astronomy, canali, canals, drawing, early astronomy, exploration, illustration, intelligent life, life, linear structures, map, map of mars, mars planet, mercator, mercator projection, planet mars, schiaparelli, schiaparelli's map, solar system, telescopic

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