Efrain Palermo is an inventor, author and writer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1954 to Puerto Rican parents. Fascinated by space and science from an early age, he has pursued those interests throughout his life. When the Mars rover missions began their study of Mars, he became interested in the images stored in NASA’s archives and, after extensive research of those photos, he discovered a correlation between the dark streaks of Mars and water on its surface. He then co-authored a paper on the ‘seeps’ of Mars and presented it to the Mars Society Convention at Stanford University in 2001. In September of 2015, NASA announced ‘their’ discovery of flowing water in the streaks of Mars, which correlated with Palermo’s paper from fourteen years earlier. Mr. Palermo also popularized an unusual rock formation he discovered when he studied a close-up image of Phobos taken by the Mars Global Surveyor satellite. The formation became known as the monolith of Phobos, which Efrain later discussed on the Discovery Channel’s television show “NASA’s Unexplained Files” (“Life in Hell,” 2015, Season 2, Episode 1.) Efrain Palermo lives in Portland, Oregon. This is his second novel and he is currently working on the sequel to his first novel Alien Cartel, as well as completing the invention of a magnetic drive system he developed from his attempt to win the Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter competition.
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NASA discovers a set of footprints of Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, however there has been no manned mission to Mars. What NASA uncovers will change the future of Man's role in space.
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