176 pages, colour illustrations
Planetary scientist Jim Bell leads us on another exhilarating tour of the Red Planet, and this revised, expanded edition of Mars 3-D includes the latest images from NASA's revolutionary Mars Science Laboratory mission. Brief essays survey the advanced technologies and promising discoveries of the Mars exploration rover programme, followed by 150 spectacular full-colour and 3-D photos. More than 30 brand-new pictures taken over the past five years reveal the rocks, craters, valleys and other geologic configurations that define the Martian terrain, while captions explain the various conclusions scientists have drawn about the planet's geological composition. Bell has first-hand experience with both rover missions, and his considerable expertise provides astronomy buffs with a cutting-edge look at this always-intriguing planet. 3-D glasses are included!
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Jim Bell is an astronomer and planetary scientist and an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. He is the leader of the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) color imaging team on the Spirit and Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover missions. Jim is the author of many magazine articles on the rovers and other NASA missions, and a frequent guest on radio (including NPR and BBC) and television (including CNN's American Morning, the PBS News Hour, the NBC Today show, the Discovery Channel, and MSBNC).