Guía Turística de Marte (spanish book)
William K. Hartmann, veteran scientist of NASA missions on the red planet, reviews in a book how much is known about the neighboring world and how much remains to know.
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In this extraordinary Baedeker—accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft—visitors will encounter:
- Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, rising three times as high as Mount Everest and covering an area the size of Missouri.
- Tharsis Planitia, the “high plains of Mars,” with plains rising 29,000 feet—wide enough to cover Europe.
- Valles Marineris, an equatorial canyon so vast that America’s Grand Canyon would be a mere tributary.
Plus: the “face” on Mars, the White Rock, the “Canals” of Xanthe—and the first possible evidence of an ancient Martian life-form.