More about names of Mars

Subject: More about names of Mars
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 14:46:31 -0500 (EST)

Ken Edgett <> mentioned that the names of Mars in various
languages are the names given to channels on Mars. This is also mentioned in
Carl Sagan's book *Broca's Brain*.

I have suggested to one of my coauthors that his 5th grade students might
enjoy finding these places on a map of Mars and labeling each one with the
name of the corresponding county. We are also developing "Hunt the Hurkle"
games on a map of Mars (I'm the inventor of the original Hurkle game and have
developed several variations with different types of feedback after a guess).

As Bernie DeKoven said, "When tools become toys, then work becomes play."

Reality expands to fill the available fantasies.

Bob Albrecht