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Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:22:41 -0400
Archived: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:11:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>From: Ole Henningsen <oleh.nul>
>To: <post.nul>,
>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:25:52 +0100
>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>From: Ray Dickenson  <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 05:02:13 -0000
>>Subject: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>Was just watching part of one of Carl Sagan's commentaries on


>>'Cosmos Pt 5 - Blues for a Red Planet'

>>where he was talking - somewhat patronisingly - about the
>>observations of Mars by  Giovanni Schiaparelli and subsequently
>>by Percival Lowell.

>>It suddenly struck me that, from photographic evidence, Mars has
>>an extremely changeable surface, even viewed over recent years.

>>Which, given the evidence of partly submerged networks of
>>"Tubes" covering much of the Mars terrain - see


>>could mean that when Schiaparelli and Lowell were observing
>>there _were_ visible networks on the surface of Mars.

It is doubtful that Schiaparelli saw much detail through his
telescope but he was right; there are canali on Mars
(Schiaparelli was misquoted) but it was probably a lucky guess
on his part. Canali means channels in English not canals.
Channels do not have to have water in them.

Don Ledger

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