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Percival Lowell

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  • They began with the astronomer Schiaparelli, who in 1877 thought he could see "canali" on Mars, soon energetically interpreted by Percival Lowell as irrigated valleys, clearly proving the existence of intelligent life.

    Attack of the Classics

  • At least since astronomer Percival Lowell sketched canals on Mars more than a century ago, inflaming the public mind with thoughts of a nearby extraterrestrial civilization, art has played a public relations role in popularizing alien worlds.

    Art can be a tool in planetary exploration

  • Percival Lowell seized on this idea to suggest that Mars, being older than Earth, was suffering the loss of its original water supply, and that the Martian canals were the result of an engineering project by a native Martian race to bring meltwater from the polar ice caps to the rest of the planet.

    Smartening up "The Morons"

  • A wealthy American writer, Percival Lowell, became fixated with the idea that Martians had built a network of canals to irrigate their parched planet, a conjecture fueled by the publication of H.G. Wells's novel "The War of the Worlds."

    Is Anybody Out There?

  • The combination of the fitting mythological god and the fact that the first two letters of the name could serve to honor the initials of the original astronomer, Percival Lowell, who had dreamed of Planet X meant the name Pluto stuck.

    Kate Kelly: Pluto May No Longer Be a Planet but Its Discoverer is still a Star

  • On this date 80 years ago, the Lowell Observatory announced that Clyde Tombaugh, working from predictions made by Percival Lowell, had discovered Planet X.

    shsilver: Happy Pluto Day

  • A wealthy American writer, Percival Lowell, became fixated with the idea that Martians had built a network of canals to irrigate their parched planet, a conjecture fueled by the publication of H.G. Wells's novel "The War of the Worlds."

    Is Anybody Out There?

  • Byers patiently draws this whole constellation of eccentric people to Flagstaff, revolving through them chapter by chapter until their paths intersect with the vision of the late Percival Lowell, who left his fortune to the observatory, "a second-rate place, it is generally agreed, staffed by old men and with a notorious history of crackpottery."

    Michael Byers's “Percival's Planet,” reviewed by Ron Charles

  • A wealthy American writer, Percival Lowell, became fixated with the idea that Martians had built a network of canals to irrigate their parched planet, a conjecture fueled by the publication of H.G. Wells's novel "The War of the Worlds."

    Is Anybody Out There?

  • On this date 80 years ago, the Lowell Observatory announced that Clyde Tombaugh, working from predictions made by Percival Lowell, had discovered Planet X.

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