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Canals On Mars

1911: The Suez Canal had opened 40 years earlier and construction of the Panama Canal was well advanced. But were the inhabitants of Mars building canals that were far more impressive than anything on Earth? The amateur astronomer Percival Lowell thought so. On 27 August, The New York Times ran a story on his astronomical observations and theories under the headline:
MARTIANS BUILD TWO IMMENSE CANALS IN TWO YEARS

Source: The New York Times, 27 August 1911

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