October 6, 2000
Making Waves With Martian Water
New discoveries raise excitement about the possibilities for life
Laurie A. Leshin had barely learned to talk when Neil Armstrong uttered his first words from the moon. So she missed the Apollo experience. What sticks out in her memory is a magazine cover from 1976: a desolate landscape, strewn with boulders and blanketed in red dust. One of the first photographs taken from the surface of Mars.
Ever since then, Ms. Leshin has had Red Planet on the