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The Search for Life on Mars

Author : Elizabeth Howell
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Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet. From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to the amazing photographs sent back by the robotic rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, Mars has excited our imaginations as the most likely other habitat for life in the solar system. Now the Red Planet is coming under scrutiny as never before. As new missions are scheduled to launch this year from the United States and China, and with the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission now scheduled for 2022, this book recounts in full the greatest scientific detective story ever. For the first time in forty years, the missions heading to Mars will look for signs of ancient life on the world next door. It is the latest chapter in an age‑old quest that encompasses myth, false starts, red herrings, and bizarre coincidences—as well as triumphs and heartbreaking failures. This book, by two journalists with deep experience covering space exploration, is the definitive story of how life's discovery has eluded us to date, and how it will be found somewhere and sometime this century. The Search for Life on Mars is based on more than a hundred interviews with experts at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere, who share their insights and stories. While it looks back to the early Mars missions such as Viking 1 and 2, the book's focus is on the experiments and revelations from the most recent ones—including Curiosity, which continues to explore potentially habitable sites where water was once present, and the Mars Insight lander, which has recorded more than 450 marsquakes since its deployment in late 2018—as well as on the Perseverance and ExoMars rover missions ahead. And the book looks forward to the newest, most exciting frontier of all: the day, not too far away, when humans will land, make the Red Planet their home, and look for life directly.

The Search for Life on Other Planets

Author : Bruce Jakosky
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Does life exist on other planets? This 1998 book presents the scientific basis for thinking there may be life elsewhere in the Universe. It is the first to cover the entire breadth of recent exciting discoveries, including the discovery of planets around other stars and the possibility of fossil life in meteorites from Mars. Suitable for the general reader, this authoritative book avoids technical jargon and is well illustrated throughout. It covers all the major topics, including the origin and early history of life on Earth, the environmental conditions necessary for life to exist, the possibility that life might exist elsewhere in our Solar System, the occurrence of planets around other stars and their habitability, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. For all those interested in understanding the scientific evidence for and likelihood of extraterrestrial life, this is the most comprehensive and readable book to date.

Water and the Search for Life on Mars

Author : David M. Harland
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Provides a comprehensive account of the recent ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ Mars Exploration Rover missions. Relates how NASA/ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars, with the prevailing mood sometimes being optimistic and sometimes pessimistic. Details an account of the rationale for the tests for life carried out by the Viking missions in 1976, with an account of the debate over their results. A concise primer for readers wishing to ‘bone up’ when NASA next sends a lander explicitly to seek life on Mars. Discusses the nature of life on Mars in terms of the most primitive forms of life on Earth, and reviews the implications of there being life on both planets.

SPACE SAPIENS

Author : Ozan Tuzun
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Dear people of the earth, I hope you get to read this. This is an autobiography of a guy who escaped from earth years ago to start a new life on another planet. The first refugee from Earth. This story is about looking for a decent life in space, with less tax and lower inflation, and less tyranny. It is about universalization, social integration, and trying to keep your national identity and culture in other galaxies. But mostly, it is about others. The space sapiens. The extraterrestrial folks who think humans are the aliens. This personal story is for the ones that want to understand who runs the universe and how.

Critical Perspectives on the Viability of Human Life on Other Planets

Author : Nicki Peter Petrikowski
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Recent technological developments have opened up the possibility of colonizing other planets. Some experts argue that space colonization will be essential for the survival of the human species. Students will analyze and evaluate experts' opinions on space colonization in order to reach their own conclusions, and expand their horizons.

Life on Mars Scholastic Reader Level 2

Author : Mary Kay Carson
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Discover the truth about life on Mars in this level 2 reader! Mars is a cold, desert planet with no water. But it wasn't always like this. Could there once have been living things there? Find out in this new level 2 reader all about life on Mars. Includes the most stunning and up-to-date photographs from NASA.

Water and the Search for Life on Mars

Author : David M. Harland
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Provides a comprehensive account of the recent ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ Mars Exploration Rover missions. Relates how NASA/ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars, with the prevailing mood sometimes being optimistic and sometimes pessimistic. Details an account of the rationale for the tests for life carried out by the Viking missions in 1976, with an account of the debate over their results. A concise primer for readers wishing to ‘bone up’ when NASA next sends a lander explicitly to seek life on Mars. Discusses the nature of life on Mars in terms of the most primitive forms of life on Earth, and reviews the implications of there being life on both planets.

Life on Mars

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
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Extraterrestrial Life

Author : NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility
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Could We Survive on Other Planets

Author : Alix Wood
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What do humans need to survive? Are these things available on any other planet? Readers explore our solar system and help search for new planets we could inhabit in this high-interest, informative book. Readers will learn about space exploration and what we need to survive in space, and discover if there are any other types of life on faraway planets. Simple diagrams help explain the text, while hands-on science projects let readers create their own exciting experiments for an insightful yet fun reading experience.

Is There Life on Other Planets

Author : Gregory L. Vogt
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There is no gravity in space. The North Star never changes its position in the sky. Earth’s shadow causes the phases of the moon. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about space and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether astronauts really landed on the moon! Discover whether it’s true that the same side of the Moon is always dark! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Another Planet

Author : D. Patrick Georges
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You have no financial or medical concerns and you get to be Head of State one day, but you got to hand over your kids to their grandparents when they are one year old. How would you like to live in such a paradise, son? Decades after his godfather told him this bizarre story, the author--a businessman and professor of management with no interest whatsoever in metaphysics--felt he could no longer keep to himself such visions of future heaven or hell. To write and publish a book is an uphill battle, rarely leading to success. But to con somebody else to write and publish a book surely would deserve the Nobel Prize in perseverance. Such a prize is now posthumously awarded to the author's godfather, Anthony. It took him a total of 64 years in life and death to make his unstoppable resolve to get this book written and published a reality. In 1931, it seemed that Anthony had made it. The owner of two thriving businesses, he now had time to indulge in his passion in the form of a hobby: cars. He chanced upon the decaying carcass of a 1918 one-ton Ford Model TT truck that a farmer used as a chicken coop. The master auto mechanic in him urged him to restore it to its former glory. He rented a large garage near the center of town and with a true collector's detachment began scavenging the area for parts. Without warning, Anthony's happy life started unraveling the following year. At first he acted as if absent-minded. Slowly he started losing interest in his work, including his love for cars. He started going to work late and leaving early. Much to the worry of relatives and close friends, he slept every night in the garage, while his visits to his fiance's house all but stopped. By early 1933 his businesses started sliding into the red. Too honest not to pay his workers, he defaulted on payments to creditors who soon forced him into bankruptcy. As one might expect, his would-be father-in-law gave him a royal dressing down and--much to his daughters chagrin--broke off the engagement. When asked what was wrong, Anthony would reply vaguely that he was visiting another planet where he saw wondrous things that put life on Earth to shame. He began to criticize living and working conditions on Earth, both as he knew them by experience and as he learned about them in those days' media: the press, movies, theater, radio and stories of travelers to other countries. At the same time he changed his appearance and behavior to conform to the standards in force on what he called "that other planet." Needless to say, his antics soon earned him the status of the neighborhood idiot. His friends, even some of his relatives, avoided him like the plague while some openly ridiculed him. Though far from being convinced about the merits of Anthony's tale, the author confessed that as he gained more education and experience, he began to notice the conviction with which his godfather talked about his improbable experience. No doubt to him it was the real thing. There must be some merit in his godfather's tale for two rock-solid reasons, he concluded. First, no man with an eighth-grade education could dream up sophisticated socio-political systems such as those he described as existing on "that other planet." And second, even if he could, he would not have been consistent in his storytelling. Convinced that his godfather's tale should somehow be preserved--though at that time he had no clear reason in mind--the author decided to take a week's vacation and debrief Anthony in a comprehensive, systematic way, much like a research project. Long after Anthony's death and with the encouragement of business associates, unwittingly the process started that enabled the author to finally deliver the promise he gave his grossly misunderstood godfather on the latter's death bed: to write and p

The Cold Canyons of Mars

Author : JAMES FRANCIS KREHAN
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Human Missions to Mars

Author : Donald Rapp
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A mission to send humans to explore the surface of Mars has been the ultimate goal of planetary exploration since the 1950s, when von Braun conjectured a flotilla of 10 interplanetary vessels carrying a crew of at least 70 humans. Since then, more than 1,000 studies were carried out on human missions to Mars, but after 60 years of study, we remain in the early planning stages. The second edition of this book now includes an annotated history of Mars mission studies, with quantitative data wherever possible. Retained from the first edition, Donald Rapp looks at human missions to Mars from an engineering perspective. He divides the mission into a number of stages: Earth’s surface to low-Earth orbit (LEO); departing from LEO toward Mars; Mars orbit insertion and entry, descent and landing; ascent from Mars; trans-Earth injection from Mars orbit and Earth return. For each segment, he analyzes requirements for candidate technologies. In this connection, he discusses the status and potential of a wide range of elements critical to a human Mars mission, including life support consumables, radiation effects and shielding, microgravity effects, abort options and mission safety, possible habitats on the Martian surface and aero-assisted orbit entry decent and landing. For any human mission to the Red Planet the possible utilization of any resources indigenous to Mars would be of great value and such possibilities, the use of indigenous resources is discussed at length. He also discusses the relationship of lunar exploratio n to Mars exploration. Detailed appendices describe the availability of solar energy on the Moon and Mars, and the potential for utilizing indigenous water on Mars. The second edition provides extensive updating and additions to the first edition, including many new figures and tables, and more than 70 new references, as of 2015.

Alien Oceans

Author : Kevin Hand
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Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have existed for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.

Life on Mars

Author : Stephen Lacey
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A hybrid combination of 1970s police series and science fiction time travel, Life on Mars (Kudos/BBC Wales 2006-07) exemplifies the capacity of contemporary British television to find a loyal audience for work that it is innovative and unsettling. The programme rapidly garnered both critical and popular attention, regularly gaining in excess of 7m viewers. It was also screened internationally, including on US network television. An American remake was broadcast in 2008-9, and a Spanish version in 2008. Ashes to Ashes, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Life on Mars, ran for three series (2008 – 2010).

On Mars

Author : Edward Clinton Ezell
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Human Travel to the Moon and Mars

Author : Matt Doeden
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This book looks at the costs of crewed missions to Mars And The Moon, As well as the potential payoff; the dangers of space exploration, both physical and psychological; And The potential for human settlement on Mars. We'll hear a variety opinions-from astronauts, astronomers, U.S. presidents, and NASA officials.

Revelation Through Science

Author : James G. Martin
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Revelation through Science is written for the educated non-scientist who may be troubled by apparent conflicts between science and religion. Are science and faith incompatible? Astronomers, physicists, and biologists have now shown that the more deeply science probes nature, the more it reveals evidence pointing us to God. After reviewing concepts from those fields, Revelation through Science adds new material from chemistry. It describes organic structures that are profoundly vital for life, yet too complex for self-assembly without some guiding principle. It should lift the burden from believers and seekers to realize that science is not the enemy of faith.

The One Of Hearts

Author : Michael Mathiesen
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When I look around at the world, I see events that are strikingly obvious should not be happening. There are so many crazy people, ideas, concepts and events going on right now all over the world at a time when we have to be rational and objective so that we can take ourselves out of the rush to extinction that all of these crazy people are sending us. I concluded we must, therefore, be in the Bizarro Universe. I started to think about the events in my life that made it change from a perfectly 'Normal' life, to the one I am sharing with all of you and realized that somewhere along the line, probably when I lost the love of my life, through no fault of my own, that this was the turning point and it propelled me into this 'Bizarro Universe'. The more I thought about it, the more the book you are about to read came into focus for me. I had studied lots of Quantum Physics and Astronomy in my life, so I came up with this theory you are about to learn about here. The biggest piece of evidence, was when I realized that in a standard deck of playing cards there are no 'ONES'. They all start from the 'TWOs". Why is that? I pondered and then realized that it's just exactly what you would expect in this Bizarre Universe, the NON RATIONAL ONE, the one we are all forced into by bad events in our lives. This, of course, would mean that there is also another universe out there, where my twin and your twin are living in which everything is correct, happy and the planet is not threatened with Extinction because everyone is doing the right things to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce crime, reduce political unrest, social injustice, etc. This made me realize that there must be bridges between the 'Good Universe', the one we were all meant for and the 'Bad Universe' otherwise how would we get here. Then, these bridges took shape in the form of the DNA Molecule. The rest, you'll have to read about and ponder because right now, since you are living in the 'Bad Universe', the Bizarro Universe, you probably think all of this is crazy talk. But, in the universe where your twin is living a much more elevated type of life, your twin thinks this book is sheer genius and I've already won the Nobel Prize for it. In this irrational and strange universe - never.