This particular page is a theory, not proven : Question : Were the famous ” canals” of Mars, noted from 1877 to 1960s, not canals, but, temporary lines, ( made by wetting the dry ground ? ) drawn at mathematical angles of God’s 360 degree pattern ? Made as an attempted communication with Earth, which had just started illuminating it’s cities with gas and electric lights, which got the attention of observers on Mars ? Did they let the lines disappear, and hide, when they started hearing our radio and television broadcast, with our news and violent entertainment fair?