Percival Lowell maps Mars

The American astronomer Percival Lowell popularised the idea that an advanced civilisation built canals on Mars, and he drew elaborate maps of their irrigation network. Many astronomers at the time were sceptical. It is now thought that surface features were mistaken for canals by well intentioned pioneers.

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NarratorMark Halliley
NarratorZam Baring
Series ProducerDavid McNab
DirectorJames Younger
ProducerJames Younger
ProducerTeresa Hunt

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