Space: The Moon-Faced Mars

When the full set of Martian pictures taken by the spaceship Mariner IV was released last week, Mariner's earth-bound master, Physicist William H. Pickering, had the White House itself as his gallery. President Johnson was on hand to present awards to Pickering and two other Mariner scientists.* For cautious experts, the best of the photographs neither proved nor precluded the possible existence of life on Mars, although the planet's rugged terrain seemed hardly hospitable enough for the hardiest of bacteria. The pictures were clearer and sharper than anyone had expected. At...

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