Science: Mars

Nearer to men than it had come for two years, but seven million miles less near than it had come two years ago, came Mars. Faintly reddish in tinge, it rose to the zenith, a bright disc 76 times smaller (optically) than Earth's full moon, giving U. S. astronomers a far better view than they had in 1924, when Mars hung low on the horizon. Being the only planet near enough for men to study with their telescopes, Mars has for centuries excited speculation as to whether or not it is inhabited, speculation which...

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