this page honors Eugène Michel Antoniadi (1870-1944)

mars rocks

For more about Mars, see The Planet Mars: a History of Observation & Discovery, by William Sheehan.

In 1909, E.M. Antoniadi, an astronomer at Meudon Observatory near Paris, turned a 33-inch telescope known as the "Grand Lunette" on Mars, and obtained some of the most remarkable views obtained during the prespacecraft era. His sketches and maps showed Mars as a desert of soft colors and its surface as a maze of streaks and spots.

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