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Mars and the Search for Life

Scott, Elaine (Book - 2008)
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Despite the fondest desires of science fiction fans, everyone knows Mars isn't inhabited by little green men. In fact, Mars is a desolate, hostile world, with unbearably cold temperatures, no atmosphere to speak of, and violent dust storms. But could there ever have been life there, in some form? And if so, what happened to it? And could life exist there again one day? Maybe even human life? Elaine Scott takes readers on a journey through history and space and then into an exciting future as she explores the growing body of evidence that water---and therefore the potential for life---was present on Mars at one time. Even more titillating, the possibility of human habitation now hovers on the horizon, maybe within the next 30 years---an exciting prospect for young readers, some of whom may be among those first colonists.
Authors: Scott, Elaine, 1940-
Title: Mars and the search for life
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2008
Characteristics: 60 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elaine Scott
Contents: One observing Mars
Wet or dry?
Proposals and payloads
Spirit and opportunity
Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum
Launches and landings
Doing science
Imagine the future
Afterword future missions to Mars
ISBN: 0618766952
9780618766956
Branch Call Number: j 576.839 S425m 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 57) and index
Subject Headings: Life on other planets Juvenile literature Mars (Planet) Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Life on other planets
LCCN: 2008007243
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Despite the fondest desires of science fiction fans, everyone knows Mars isn't inhabited by little green men. In fact, Mars is a desolate, hostile world, with unbearably cold temperatures, no atmosphere to speak of, and violent dust storms. But could there ever have been life there, in some form?


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