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.
- "The Mars Mission to Earth," by B. Goodman, Air & Space Smithsonian,
September 1995. (Meteorites from Mars.)
- "Red Planet, Blue Planet," by D. C. Morrison, National Journal,
September 2, 1995. (Should humans go to Mars in the near future? Morrison says "no".)
- "Bringing the Mars landing down to Earth," by K. Edgett, Ad Astra,
September-October 1995. (Education activities related to Mars Pathfinder.)
- "The Winds of Mars," D.S.F. Portree, StarDate, University of Texas at
Austin McDonald Observatory, September-October 1995. (Martian climate and atmosphere.)
- "Did Mars have Plate Tectonics?" `Yes' says N. H. Sleep, `No' says K.L. Tanaka,
Mercury, September-October 1995.
- "Does one Martian equal 100 Italians?" by K. Bracher, Mercury,
September-October 1995. (About the old Mars-- the one with canals and Martians.)
- "Jack Farmer, Exopaleontologist," by B. Edgar, Discover,
October 1995. (Are there Fossils on Mars?)
- "Descent to Mars," by J. Krakauer, Air & Space Smithsonian,
November 1995. (Mars-like? microbes in New Mexico caves.)
- "The Martian Frontier," by R. M. Zubrin, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 1995.
- "Spying on Mars," by R. Zubrin, Odyssey, November 1995.
- "Sailing the Martian Skies," by R. Zubrin, Odyssey, November 1995.
(Use of balloons to explore Mars.)
- "The Flying Battlefleets of Mars," by R. Zubrin, Odyssey, November 1995.
(Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous books.)
- "Steps to Mars II-- A Conference Report," The Planetary Report, November-December 1995.
- "Living on Martian Ice," by M. T. Mellon, Ad Astra,
November-December 1995. (We know where some of the water on Mars went!)
- "Nor Any Drop to Drink," by H. Y. McSween Jr., Sky & Telescope,
December 1995. (Water on Mars; meteorites from Mars.) "The Mars that Never Was," by E. A. Fortier, Astronomy,
December 1995. (Famous Chesley Bonestell paintings of Mars.)
- "New views of an old Red Planet," new processing of Mars images by
USGS-Flagstaff's A. McEwen, Astronomy, December 1995.
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