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Author Sawyer, Kathy.

Title The rock from Mars : a detective story on two planets / Kathy Sawyer.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2006]
2006

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QB54 .S263 2006    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  576.839 SAW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  576.839 SAW    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  576.839 SAW    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-375) and index.
Contents Score -- Moon dust -- Odd ducks -- E.T.s handshake -- The convert -- Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy -- The grand inquisitor -- "Klaatu Barada Nikto" -- In the beam -- Schopf shock -- Explorations -- At daggers drawn -- Bingo -- Schadenfreude -- Down the rabbit hole.
Summary Sixteen million years ago, an asteroid crashing into Mars sent fragments flying into space and, eons later, one was pulled by the Earth's gravity onto the icy wilderness of Antarctica, where a geologist spotted it. In its new home at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the rock languished on a shelf for nine years. Then, in 1993, a geochemist unmasked the rock as a Martian meteorite. Before long, possible signs of once-living organisms were detected, and the obscure rock bacame a rock star. From the second the story broke in Science magazine, it spawned waves of excitement, envy, competitve zeal, and calculation. The narrative traces the steps that led to this risky move and follows the rippling impact on the scientists' lives, the future of space exploration, the search for life on Mars, and the struggle to understand the origins of life on Earth.--From publisher description.
Sixteen million years ago, an asteroid crashing into Mars sent fragments flying into space and, eons later, one was pulled by the Earth's gravity onto the icy wilderness of Antarctica, where a geologist spotted it. In its new home at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the rock languished on a shelf for nine years. Then, in 1993, a geochemist unmasked the rock as a Martian meteorite. Before long, possible signs of once-living organisms were detected, and the obscure rock became a rock star. From the second the story broke in Science magazine, it spawned waves of excitement, envy, competitive zeal, and calculation. The narrative traces the steps that led to this risky move and follows the rippling impact on the scientists' lives, the future of space exploration, the search for life on Mars, and the struggle to understand the origins of life on Earth.--From publisher description.
Subject Life on other planets.
Meteorites.
Mars probes.
Mars (Planet)
ISBN 1400060109 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. 9781400060108

 
    
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