Mars rover and other big science stories

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Cu
MSL Flight director Keith Comeaux, right, celebrates with Martin Greco after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California.
Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images

The dramatic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity earlier this week is one of the big science stories of the summer.

Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor of BoingBoing.net and Ivan Semeniuk, chief of correspondents for the journal Nature, will join The Daily Circuit Friday to talk about what this achievement means for science in America, and for space exploration.

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