The Opposition of Mars

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THE Times of Saturday contains a most important telegram, giving the results of Prof. Pickering's observations in Peru during the present opposition of Mars, which is one of the most favourable which has occurred during the last half of the present century. The work done at Arequipa in one respect contradicts, and in others goes far beyond, the results recently announced from the Lick Observatory. There can be no doubt that a considerable advance has been made by this year's results; many prior observations which have been considered doubtful have been confirmed, and an additional interest lent to the observation of the planet.

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LOCKYER, J. The Opposition of Mars. Nature 46, 443–448 (1892) doi:10.1038/046443b0

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