Reuter Mars Article available online (7/11/97)

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Reuter Mars Article available online (7/11/97)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 10:27:39 -0500

Dear discuss-lfmers,

Another news release for your files!  What a great
bulletin board display could be made out of all
the articles, magazine covers, etc. for fall!

*** Mars Pathfinder mission a triumph beyond dreams
12:08 PM ET 07/11/97

"Beyond my wildest dreams" has become the catch-phrase of space
scientists as the Mars Pathfinder mission sends back a wealth of data
from the Red Planet that even the scientists had not dared hope for.
Pathfinder and its "little engine that could," the Sojourner Rover,
have told scientists about a huge flood that covered the Ares Vallis
basin, the site of the landing, about 4 billion years ago. The rover
revealed the mineral composition of rocks that show Mars and Earth are
probably "solar twins" in the way they were formed. For the full text
story, see


Jan Wee, Moderator