Planetary Radio • Oct 02, 2012

Curiosity Finds a Martian Stream Bed and Endeavour Flies Home

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

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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