Wednesday, September 14, 2011

White Spots on Mars

L.J. Wilson of Nashville, TN reported having seen several white spots on the face of Mars in 1911. The spots were seen near the region of Hesperia. The account was carried by the magazine, Nature.

In December of 1911, a Prof. Luther of the Dusseldorf Observatory claimed to have witnessed "half of the disc of Mars nearest the Moon" turn green. The Professor theorized it must have been due to a lunar event, but made no claims beyond that.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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