by Ken Edgett, Arizona State University
The following list is a sampling of key books, articles,
and other things related to Mars that appeared since August 1997.
- Voyage, by Stephen Baxter, HarperPrism Books,
New York, 772 p., 1997. Paper-back postulates an alternative
world in which JFK survived Dallas in 1963, and Richard Nixon
selected a Mars mission instead of the Space Shuttle in 1972.
Humans land on Mars in 1986. Good descriptions of what it would
be like to be in space for the long voyage to Mars.
- "Olympus Mons!" by Bud Sparhawk, Analog Science Fiction,
p. 13-44, February 1998. What would it be like to race down
the flanks of the Solar System's largest volcano? If you were
standing at the summit of this monstrous mountain, what would
Mars Global Surveyor--
- "Mars Global Surveyor: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet,"
Sky & Telescope, January 1998.
- "Mars Global Surveyor's First Look at Mars!" by William K. Hartman,
Astronomy, January 1998.
- Mars Pathfinder Special Issue, Science, v. 278,
n. 5344, December 5, 1997. First scientific results from
the Pathfinder mission!
- "Welcome to Mars!" by Carolyn C. Petersen, Sky & Telescope,
- "A Martian Mystery," by Ralph Kahn, Sky & Telescope,
- "Blazing a Trail to the Red Planet," by Robert Naeye, Astronomy,
- "A Sol in the Life of Pathfinder," by Stuart J. Goldman,
Sky & Telescope, November 1997.
- "Earth's Invasion of Mars," by Nadine Barlow, Ad Astra,
November-December 1997. National Space Society magazine;
call 1-800-376-6724 for information.
- "Touchdown! Mars Pathfinder," by William H. Boyer, Final
Frontier, December 1997.
- "Pathfinder Keeps Rolling Along," Astronomy, December 1997.
- "Wheelin' and Dealin' With the Red Planet," by Leonard David,
Odyssey, December 1997.
- "Red Rover, Red Rover," by Robert Naeye, Astronomy, January 1998.
Life On Mars--
- "Mars Life? One Year Later," by Bruce Jakosky, The Planetary
Report, November-December 1997. Planetary Society magazine;
call 626-798-5100 for information.
- "The Case for Relic Life on Mars," by Everett K. Gibson Jr.,
David S. McKay, and others, Scientific American, December 1997.
- Sharing the Sky, A Parent's and Teacher's Guide to
Astronomy, by David H. Levy, Larry A. Lebofsky, and
Nancy R. Lebofsky, Plenum, New York, 308 p., 1997.
Written by three of Arizona's own!
- "Mars Mission Design," by Volcano Works, 1997. Allows users
to design a realistic robotic mission to Mars. (Available for
Macintosh System 7.5 or higher and Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 or
better). Contact Chris Okubo, Volcano Works, 2440 Campus Rd #502,
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA; or see
TES News is published quarterly by the Arizona Mars K-12 Education
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EDITED BY Kenneth S. Edgett, Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program,
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.