Martian Summer: My Ninety Days with Interplanetary Pioneers, Temperamental Robots, and Nasa's Phoenix Mars Mission by Andrew Kessler
English |July 15th, 2014 | ASIN: B00L8FBDCA, ISBN: 1497641446, 1605981761 | 358 pages | AZW3/EPUB | 1.15 MB
The Phoenix Mars mission was the first man-made probe ever sent to the Martian arctic. Its purpose was to find out how climate change could turn a warm, wet planet (read: Earth) into a cold, barren desert (read: Mars). Along the way, Phoenix discovered a giant frozen ocean trapped beneath the north pole of Mars, exotic food for aliens, and liquid water, and laid the foundation for NASA’s current exploration of Mars using the Curiosity rover.