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Planetary RadioJanuary 28, 2014

Planetary Radio Live Celebrates the Mars Rovers

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer, The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist, The Planetary Society

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Steve Squyres

Mars Exploration Rover Principal Investigator, Cornell University

Opportunity has been rolling across Mars for 10 years! We celebrate the Mars Exploration Rovers and their sisters on the red planet at Planetary Radio Live, this week featuring MER Principal Investigator Steve Squyres. Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye join Mat in front of a capacity crowd at Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. Bruce Betts closes the show with a live Random Space Fact and rover trivia contest.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a Planetary Radio T-shirt!

This week's question:

What three rovers have roved the farthest on bodies other than Earth?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at no later than Monday, February 3, at 2pm Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What bodies has Rosetta flown by on the way to its comet encounter?


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What northern hemisphere constellation is best known for looking like the letter "W" or sometimes "M?"


Cassiopeia is the constellation most often identified as a letter “W” or “M.”

Listen more: Planetary Radio Live, Opportunity, Spirit, mission status, events and announcements, Planetary Radio, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, Bill Nye

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