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The search for life on Mars : the greatest scientific detective story of all time

Howell, Elizabeth, 1983-2020
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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. While the book looks back to the early Mars missions such as Viking 1 and 2, its 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. And it looks forward to the Perseverance and ExoMars rover missions, as well as the Mars Sample Return mission planned for the future.
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First edition.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2020.©2020.
xiii, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.
"Including details on the Perseverance and ExoMars recovery missions" -- Cover.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781950691395 (hardback)
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