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Curiosity Finds a Martian Stream Bed and Endeavour Flies Home

Endeavour over Columbia Memoria Space Center

Air Date: 10/01/2012
Run Time: 28:50

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Topics: mission status, podcasts and videos, fun, interview, spacecraft, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, Space Shuttle program, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), geology, hydrology

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The Mars Science Laboratory Rover appears to have found an ancient stream bed. Emily Lakdawalla provides the evidence, and reviews What's Up in the Solar System for October. Shuttle Endeavour flew home to Southern California on September 21st.  The flight was witnessed by hundreds of thousands, including a crowd at the plant where much of the craft was built.  Mat Kaplan presents a sound portrait.

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