TES NEWS, Volume 5, Number 2, June 1996
REaD PLANET: Recent Mars Reading List
compiled by K. S. Edgett
Excitement begins to build as the round of launches to Mars
approaches. More and more magazine articles are appearing all
the time. Recent publications include the May 1996, issue of
the kids' magazine Odyssey, which is all about Mars and
the upcoming missions. A couple of relevant articles appeared in
the journal, Science-- one about how Mars Pathfinder's
landing site was picked, the other about NASA Administrator
Dan Goldin and the future of the space agency. The National
Space Society is promising that their magazine, Ad Astra,
for July-August 1996, will feature a variety of Mars articles--
including one on Mars education resources. Their address is
922 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20003.
Check your local bookstores and libraries for the following:
Mars in Fiction
- "Bright, Blue Star," by Susan Logan, Final Frontier,
p. 36-39, March-April 1996.
- "Appointment in Sinai," by Ben Bova, Analog: Science Fiction
and Fact, p. 116-131, June 1996.
- "K-12 education outreach program initiated by a university
research team for the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission
Spectrometer project," by K.S. Edgett and P.R. Christensen,
Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 44, p. 183-188,
- "Outward bound" by J. Schefter (about NASA Discovery missions,
incl. Mars Pathfinder / Sojourner), Popular Science,
p. 60-64, March 1996.
- "From the Scabland to Mars: Preparing for the Pathfinder
mission," by K. Magee, The Planetary Report, p. 10-14,
- "To Mars and beyond (CD-ROM Review)," by M.A. Kellner,
Final Frontier, p. 45, March-April 1996.
- "Gambling on a martian landing site," by R. A. Kerr,
Science, v. 272, p. 347-348, 19 April 1996.
- Odyssey, May 1996 --Special Mars issue for kids!
- "Mars better than Earth for early life?" Astronomy,
p. 22, 24, May 1996.
- "Warm havens for life on Mars," by B. Jakosky, New Scientist,
v. 150, p. 38-42, 4 May 1996.
- "Goldin puts NASA on new trajectory," by A. Lawler, Science,
v. 272, p. 800-802, 10 May 1996.
- "New eyes for Mars: Testing cameras for the Mars '96 mission,"
The Planetary Report, p. 14-15, May-June 1996.
- "The need for a space frontier," by R. Zubrin, Ad Astra,
p. 6-9, May-June 1996.
- "The promise of Mars," by R. Zubrin, Ad Astra, p. 32-38,
- "Does Mars have Venus-like coronae?" Astronomy,
p. 25, July 1996.
- "Shape up, Mars!" Astronomy, p. 28, July 1996.
- "Where's the clay?" Astronomy, p. 28, July 1996.
- "Shooting stars on Mars," Astronomy, p. 30, July 1996.
- "A chunk of ancient Mars?" Sky & Telescope, p. 14,
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