Mars pp 42-63 | Cite as

Planetary Ups and Downs

  • Markus HotakainenEmail author

What happened?

Eric Idle: The Road to Mars (1999)

As a result of the “crazy years” at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century almost everything that was possible to make out of Mars with terrestrial telescopes was made out. Observations, for example, on the composition of the atmosphere did get more accurate with the increase in sensitivity of instruments, but the most essential aspect, the true nature of the surface of Mars, was unknown and stayed that way.


Dust Storm Landing Site Launch Vehicle Dust Devil Martian Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HelsinskiFinland

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