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Opportunity Reaches Endeavour, and Planetary Radio Wins an Award!

Mars Exploration Rover artist's concept Spirit or Opportunity, on Mars

Air Date: 09/05/2011
Run Time: 0:28:52

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Topics: New Horizons, Pluto, Opportunity, Planetary Radio, Mars Exploration Rovers, extrasolar planets, Mars, Bill Nye

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After years of rolling across the surface of Mars, little Opportunity has reached the rim of huge Endeavour Crater, where it has already found a unique rock that has given Steve Squyres and other mission leaders new passion. Emily Lakdawalla visits a New Horizons science meeting about Pluto. A planet made of diamond is just two brilliant for Bill Nye to ignore. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate the award of a Parsec award to Planetary Radio. They'll also award a t-shirt in another new space trivia contest.

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