Science: Mars Again

The existence of organic life on Mars has again become a subject of lively speculation through the report of P. M. Ryves, a British astronomer who has been studying the red planet for the past ten years through a powerful telescope from a height of 8,000 feet on Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands. Mars " appears far from a dead world," says Mr. Ryves, but " whether it is inhabited by intelligent beings like ourselves is perhaps the most absorbing question that confronts the human race." Since the pioneer observations of Professors...

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