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"Cave in Arsia Mons" (A Scientifically Realistic Story about Exploring Mars)

"Cave in Arsia Mons" (A Scientifically Realistic Story about Exploring Mars)

In this short science fiction story by an astronomer, set in a future Mars colony, a worker takes an unauthorized trip to one of the caves that open on the flanks of the giant volcano Arsia Mons. In a chamber inside the cave network, he finds evidence that intelligent extra-terrestrial creatures had been to Mars long ago. The story setting (the caves in the side of the volcano) is based on real discoveries about Mars made by orbiting spacecraft...

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