Mars Mission
01- Canals
02- Mariners
03- Riverbeds
04- Sub-surface Ice
05- Fleet
06- Martian Ice
07- Slope Streaks
08- Water Found
09- Phyllocian Era
10- Theikian Era
11- Siderikan Era
12- Martian Regions
13- Obliquity
14- Martian Tectonics
15- Topographic Morph
16- Crustal Magnetism
17- Original Impact
18- Polar Regions
19- Hydrated Minerals
20- Theikian Warming
21- New Phoenix Snow
22- Equatorial Glaciers
23- Ancient Ice
24- Continental Snow Drift

1 - Canals

Mars after Corot


Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries scientists believed that Mars had once been an Earth like place, with a thick atmosphere and water flowing through green valleys.

The running theme of former life on Mars was given a boost when, in 1894, Percivaal Lowell made his first rudimentary sketches of the ‘canals’of Mars' southern hemisphere. These canals had been observed by many astronomers and were believed, at the time, to be the vast irrigation system of an ancient civilization.

  Alan Lambert 2009