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New Dinosaur/ Astrobiology and Haughton-mars Project

Guests: MARK NORELL Chairman, Division of Paleontology American Museum of Natural History New York, New York PASCAL LEE Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute Principle Investigator, NASA-SETI Haughton-Mars Project Project Scientist, Mars Society's Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California DAVID WETTERGREEN Research Scientist Field Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania This summer, scientists on Devon Island in the Arctic will test out a new robot, one that is designed with the ultimate goal of operating in another harsh environment--Mars. The robot is just one of the many projects planned for this summer at the Haughton Mars Research Station, a NASA-operated program that aims to shed light on the geology and biology of Mars. This hour, we'll talk with two of the project's scientists about their summer plans. Plus, a new feathered dinosaur goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History.

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