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Podcast for 6 July 2012

July 6, 2012

The Mars Science Laboratory will land on Mars in August of 2012, near Gale Crater (the crater with the mound in it in this computer-generated imag. The mission's rover will be placed on the ground in a northern portion of Gale crater. One of its tasks is to look for organic carbon. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM – Scientists discover organic carbon in meteorites from Mars and take a new look at the asteroid Vesta. Also: zebrafish meet their robotic overlords, and someone finally invents a blind-spot-free side-view mirror.


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