When the Pathfinder lands, will our sci-fi Mars perceptions be altered? Florida Today

Even as you read this, a spaceship is hurtling toward Earth’s most celebrated intergalactic neighbor. When the NASA Pathfinder probe finally sets down on Mars on Independence Day, it might help answer once and for all one of the most intriguing questions in the annals of science: Is there – or has there ever been – life on The Red Planet?