MYS180: For centuries, people have wondered whether there is life on Mars and NASA’s 1970s-era rovers seemed to prove there was, but then doubts arose. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at whether there is life on Mars, how it would have got there, what it would be like.
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Links for this episode:
- Bradley Schaefer’s audio course The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
- Michael Brooks’ book 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense
- Marcia Bartusiak’s book The Day We Found the Universe
- Percival Lowell’s book Mars and Its Canals
- Gilbert Levin’s web site
- Gil Levin’s 2020 summary of evidence
- Life on Mars (Wikipedia)
- Christian Huygens
- Giovanni Schiapparelli
- Percival Lowell
- Martian “Canals”
- Flash floods on ancient Mars (video)
- David Bowie’s song Life on Mars
- Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds
- Lucian of Samosata
- A True Story
- David Bowie’s 1971 song “Life on Mars?”
- 1962 Science magazine article “Martian Biology”
- 1996 NASA announcement
- 1996 Clinton announcement
- Meteor ALH 84001
- Trees on Mars?
- Dr. Jane’s Science Notes (video version of album, cued up to the song “A Look at Things That Don’t Exist” via Vintage Filk Preservation)
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