Giovanni Schiaparelli

Italian astronomer and science historian (1835-1910)

Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli (14 March 18354 July 1910) was an Italian astronomer and science historian, noted for his observations of Mars and Mercury.

Giovanni Schiaparelli

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  • Mercury on its axis turns like the Moon:
    One side has lasting day, the other night;
    One side in everlasting fire doth swoon;
    While th'other hides forever from the light.
    • Originally in Latin; translated by Agnes Mary Clerke (1842–1907)
    • Quoted in Sky and Telescope, March 2011, p. 33

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