Born in Flint, Michigan, Bragman says he was a “fat gay Jewish kid… who grew up to be a Martian.”
In that case, if you want to see a Martian, just look in the mirror.
So far, however, the only successful missions to the Martian surface have been NASAs.
Perhaps the mysterious Martian methane, and its strange fluctuations, are part of that story.
However, several probes—most recently the Curiosity rover—have measured methane in the Martian atmosphere.
It was one where all Earth's centuries of experience with bacteria would be valueless—the first Martian disease.
This, then, is the great lesson which Martian civilisation teaches us.
The language was Martian, a dialect principally used in Ferrok-Shahn.
That would be the tourist ship, the Martian Princess, he remembered.
Fats plucked a sheaf of Martian bank notes from his pocket and tossed them to the croupier.
late 14c., marcien "of the planet Mars" (originally in reference to astrological influence), from Latin Martius "sacred to Mars; pertaining to the planet Mars," from Mars (genitive Martis). The noun meaning "an inhabitant of the planet Mars" is attested from 1883.
Packets that turn up unexpectedly on the wrong network because of bogus routing entries. Also a packet which has an altogether bogus (non-registered or ill-formed) internet address, such as the test loopback interface [127.0.0.1]. Such a packet will come back labelled with a source address that is clearly not of this earth. "The domain server is getting lots of packets from Mars. Does that gateway have a martian filter?"