Dozens of canals built by Martians

Dozens of canals built by Martians
Representation of the channels of Mars (1894) and comparison with an image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Tom Roone, Eugene Antoniadi, Lowell Hess, Roy A. Gallant, HST, NASA

At the Edge of Science (6/6) – Life on Mars? Yes, even a very advanced civilization, astronomers have long thought, saw linear structures on the surface of the Red Planet.

How are diseases born? What is at the center of the earth? what is fire Throughout history, man has tried to explain the world to himself … and often he has been wrong. Le Figaro Tells you about some of the trials and errors that science has made.

In July 1965, the first close-up pictures tuesday NASA’s Mariner 4 spacecraft has finally put an end to a decades-old controversy. Linear structures observed by many astronomers since the end of XIXE The century, still represented on the maps used by NASA to prepare the mission, was for some proof of the existence of a civilization. Alien advanced Alas, Mariner 4 reveals a desert world that looks as dead as the moon. No trace of channels. “The mariner was unlucky in the end, photographing only very cratered areas without any interesting relief”Pierre Lagrange, Sociologist of Science, Associate Researcher notes…

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