The Search For Life On Mars
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Hidden beneath the sterile surface of Earth's neighboring planet may be the keys to unlocking the origins of life in the universe. An expert on extreme-life environments, Malcolm Walter argues that the best place to find evidence of life on Mars is out of reach of telescopes and space probes -- it's in the rocks and subsurface water of the Red Planet. In this engaging and authoritative book, Walter unveils his dramatic plan-already adopted by NASA -- for finding these elusive traces of life.
Basic Books, 9780738203676, 192pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2000
About the Author
Ever since he tried to watch Sputnik orbiting the earth in 1957, Malcolm Walter has been involved in the quest to find the origin of life in the cosmos. He is a multi-talented scientist at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and a key planner of NASA's program for searching for life on Mars.