The Next Mission to Mars

A complete guide to the exciting December 3 touchdown near the Red Planet's South Pole

By Jeffrey Winters|Wednesday, September 01, 1999
RELATED TAGS: MARS


Mars has no garden spots, even at the equator. The surface never gets above freezing. The air is a wisp of suffocating carbon dioxide. And although the landscape bears scars of water-carved canyons, the pink skies yield only frost and dust, not nurturing rain.

Full text of this article appears in Discover magazine.





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