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PLANET MARS. Does life exist on Mars? . Mars Video. ALIENS!. Christiaan Huygens, 1659: rate of rotation similar to Earth’s . ALIENS!. Canals on Mars sparked belief of alien life Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, 1877 40 lines crossing Mars Percival Lowell, late 1800s 160 canals.

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planet mars
PLANET MARS
  • Does life exist on Mars?

Mars Video

aliens
ALIENS!
  • Christiaan Huygens, 1659: rate of rotation similar to Earth’s
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ALIENS!
  • Canals on Mars sparked belief of alien life
  • Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, 1877
    • 40 lines crossing Mars
  • Percival Lowell, late 1800s
    • 160 canals
alien canals
Alien Canals
  • People associated Mars’ canals with our manmade canals
  • Changes in brightness (vegetation) on surface areas of Mars caused the belief that the canals were built to water crops

Rock on Mars that appears to

have formed under watery

conditions/ NASA

Polar ice cap believed to have

Supplied the water for the

Irrigation system on Mars

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H.G. Wells, 1898: War of the Worlds

Orson Welles, 1938: Mercury Theatre, War of the Worlds

ALIEN INVASION!
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ALIEN INVASION!
  • An estimated 1 million people panicked after hearing parts of Orson Welles’ broadcast
    • This estimation was believed to be exaggerated by the media
alien invasion popular culture
Novels

Ray Bradbury, Martian Chronicles

Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter of Mars

Arthur C. Clarke, Sands of Mars

Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land,Podykayne of Mars, and Red Planet

C. S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

C. L. Moore, Shambleu

Alexei Tolstoy, Aelita

Kim Stanley Robinson

Movies

Alien

E.T. The Extra-terrestrial

Signs

Independence Day

War of the Worlds

The X Files

Mars Attacks

Alien Nation

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The Thing

Duel

ALIEN INVASION: Popular Culture