Letter | Published:

On Martian Detail

Nature volume 88, page 550 (22 February 1912) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

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.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, January 22.

    • JAMES H. WORTHINGTON

Authors

  1. Search for JAMES H. WORTHINGTON in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/088550a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.