November 19, 2022

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Solving the Riddle of Mars?

Last Updated on November 23, 2020

Will the New Year Solve the Riddle of Mars

“Will the New Year Solve the Riddle of Mars?” The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]), 06 Jan. 1907. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

Click the newspaper image above to zoom into the page. What is the riddle of Mars? Does the article answer the headline question?

What evidence does the article give that there is life on Mars?

Can you find evidence in the article that Professor Lowell believes these Martian extraterrestrials are superior to mankind as the subhead claims?

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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