Genres: Science Fiction
Barsoom in June
by Brian L. Hurrel
Come in, Mr. Unger. Now, what’s all this fuss about? You’ve created quite a stir within the Astronomy Department.
I’m sorry sir. It was unintentional. I was setting up a spectroscopy demonstration for my Astronomy 101 class. I used the Talbot ECR 394 with —-
Long story short, Mr. Unger.
Well sir, I did a test analysis of Mars, and, well, it showed oxygen. Lots of oxygen.
Obviously there was something wrong with the machine or its calibration.
That’s what I thought too. So I tried a second spectroscope. The Marchand 227—
The Marchand always was a little quirky.
Yes sir, so I ran the same tests on the Dorushuk equipment and—
The results were the same.