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The Sirens of Mars : : Searching for Life on Another World

Johnson, Sarah Stewart. Book - 2020 576.839 Jo, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy / Johnson, Sarah Stewart 5 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Into the silent sea -- The light that shifts -- Red smoke -- The gates of the wonder world -- Stone from the sky -- Traversing -- Periapsis -- The acid flats -- In aeternum -- Sweet water -- Form from a formless thing.
Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum-- on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find. Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life. She interlaces her journey as a female scientist with tales of other seekers, to offer an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos. -- adapted from jacket

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Sirens of Mars submitted by interstice on October 24, 2022, 7:22pm Starts out pretty good. But then gets...better. And better.
Lot of interesting history of Mars exploration, made personal.
Lots of personal history, made poetry.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Crown, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781101904831
9781101904817
110190481X

SUBJECTS
Life on other planets.
Mars (Planet)