The fellow designated reached down two or three hands and lifted me up behind him on the glossy back of his mount, where I hung on as best I could by the belts and straps which held the Martian's weapons and ornaments.
I had seen that the eggs were in the process of hatching, and as I stood watching the hideous little monsters break from their shells I failed to note the approach of a score of full-grown Martians from behind me.
Their discovery that I had not harmed the little Martians, and that I was unarmed, must have caused them to look upon me with less ferocity; but, as I was to learn later, the thing which weighed most in my favor was my exhibition of hurdling.
While the Martians are immense, their bones are very large and they are muscled only in proportion to the gravitation which they must overcome.
The Martians, after conversing for a short time, turned and rode away in the direction from which they had come, leaving one of their number alone by the enclosure.
STUDENTS TAKING PART in the Red Thumbs Mars Garden Project found that, under certain conditions, Martian
soil would grow nutritious plants reasonably well, Edward Guinan (Villanova University) announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, DG.
The team found that a process called "magnetic reconnection" must have a big role in creating the Martian
magnetotail because, if reconnection were occurring, it would put the twist in the tail.