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Is There Life on Mar
Is There Life on Mars?
Main Library

Friday, Jun. 28, 2:00

The possibility of life on Mars has captivated us for generations. While we are now closer than ever before to reaching Mars and finding the answer; careful consideration of how, when, and why we should go is essential. Enter, David Weintraub.   In Life on Mars he tells the story of our relentless search for life on Mars. In addition to outlining the moral dilemmas that face scientists as they embark on the final stages of Martian exploration, Weintraub shows how Mars-mania has dominated our cultural consciousness since we first turned our sights on the planet. With NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission, Weintraub’s book is essential reading for anyone interested in space and humanity’s place in it.

David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal with It? (2014) as well as How Old Is the Universe? (2010) and Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System (2006). He is also the content editor of seven recent astronomy books for elementary-age readers.

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