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Water and the search for life on Mars

Author: David M Harland
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : in association with Praxis Publishing, ©2005.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume relates how NASA and ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars, with the author assembling and then weighing the evidence. It contains details of the Mariner, Viking, and Pathfinder missions and evolving theories of Martian geology and climate. It explains how the search continues with the Mars Express orbiter and Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The author sets this within the broader  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Harland
ISBN: 9780387260204 038726020X
OCLC Number: 61477753
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 239 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Peering at Mars --
2. A closer look --
3. The Vikings --
4. What is life? --
5. A multiplicity of missions --
6. The water dilemma --
7. Spirit --
8. Opportunity --
9. Future prospects.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: David M. Harland.
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Provides a comprehensive account of the recent `Spirit' and `Opportunity' Mars Exploration Rover missions. Discusses the nature of life on Mars in terms of the most primitive forms of life on Earth,  Read more...

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