Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli


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Noun1.Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli - Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli - Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
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The latter module is named Schiaparelli in honor of Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, considered one of the greatest figures of Italian astronomy of the nineteenth century and at the same time one of the greatest scholars of history, science and ancient astronomy.
ITALIAN ASTRONOMER Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli was arguably the most skillful visual planetary observer of the 19th century.
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli died; discovered the connection between comets and meteor streams; observed and drew Mars; described the 'canali' on Mars.