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Item Details
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Title
Mars globe
Mars globe. Depicting Lowellian canal system
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Work Type
Astronomy
Date
1896-1899
Location
Paris
Material
brass (copper, zinc alloy)
paper (fibre product)
plaster
wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 290 mm 150 mm, .46kg
Description
Flammarion type Mars globe, 15 cm (5 3/4-inch) in diameter, on ebonised wooden stand, by Eugene Marie Antoniadi, published by Emile Bertaux, Paris, France, 1896-99
This Mars globe shows surface details of the Red Planet observed and named by Giovanni Schiaparelli in 1877. Schiaparelli used the word canali to describe lines that seem to run between the darker areas.
Some astronomers, particularly Percival Lowell, believed these to be irrigation channels and therefore evidence of intelligent life on Mars. But later studies revealed a barren planet, although scientists are still searching for evidence of bacterial life.
Accession Number
ID Number
co8003930
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
File Properties
File Name
large_2001_0320__0003_.jpg
SSID
26315213

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