On Martian Detail


THE present seems to me a fitting time to publish the results of nearly three years' investigation of the above subject. In the pursuit of this investigation I have visited most of the principal observatories in the world and tested their seeing conditions, and I conclude categorically that the climate at Flagstaff is immeasurably superior to that of any other observatory with which I am acquainted. At Flagstaff—by the means which experience has proved to be the best—Mars is so well seen that it is difficult to believe it the same planet, the grotesque caricatures of which are apt elsewhere to mislead the observer.

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WORTHINGTON, J. On Martian Detail. Nature 88, 550 (1912). https://doi.org/10.1038/088550a0

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