The Mars Canals

In 1906 astronomer, Percival Lowell wrote a book titled Mars and it’s Canals.  Over many years he theorised and made popular the idea that observational line drawings by astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli were in fact canals made by intelligent life forms.

This series takes reference not only from the work of Lowell and Schiaparelli but also from Jeff Wayne's musical version of H G Wells’ War of the Worlds.

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