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It's Mars Rover Opportunity, Only Smarter

Mars Exploration Rover artist's concept Opportunity at Burns Cliff

Air Date: 04/12/2010
Run Time: 0:28:52

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Topics: Opportunity, Planetary Radio, Venus, Mars Exploration Rovers, Planetary Society People, Mars, Bill Nye

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JPL engineer Daniel Gaines helped develop new software that has enabled Opportunity to autonomously select objects for close-up imaging as she races across Mars. Emily Lakdawalla is thrilled by evidence of recently active volcanos on Venus. Bill Nye salutes three decades of service by retiring Planetary Society founder Lou Friedman. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate Yuri's Night with a new space trivia contest on What's Up!

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