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Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835 – 1910)


Italian astronomer, noted for his observations of Mars and Mercury.
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Giovanni Schiaparelli
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.
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