TES NEWS, Volume 4, Number 4, December 1995

Recent Articles About Mars (Reading List)

Articles about Mars over the past several months have covered a wide range of interesting topics. New color views of old Viking images of Mars, processed by Al McEwen of Flagstaff's USGS were printed in the November-December issue of The Planetary Report and the December issue of Astronomy. An article about the martian climate and weather was published in StarDate, a magazine from the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin. The StarDate article includes an answer to that burning question, "what would happen to a person if they went outside on Mars without a space suit?" In addition, the debate about whether humans should go to Mars in the near future is highlighted in contrasting articles by David C. Morrison, who says "no" in a September National Journal article, and Robert M. Zubrin, who provides a resounding "yes" in several articles that have appeared in 1995, including the one listed here in the November issue of Analog. The articles about human exploration will provide for lively discussion in the classroom.

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