Percival Lowell’s Venus

In honor of the very close pairing of Venus and Jupiter on August 18th, as well as introducing you, the readers, to one of the members of the links section of this blog, here is a posting from Dr. Beachcombing of  Beachcombing’s Bizarre History blog that discusses Percival Lowell and his penchant for finding linear features everywhere he looked in the solar system as well as the very likely cause of this.

So, enjoy the close pairing and Dr. Beachcombing’s piece of celestial history.

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