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Looking Up: Our Curiosity for the Opportunity to Explore Mars Perseveres

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Dean and Anna are joined by Sampling Science Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (and Cincinnati raised!), Robert Moeller. He shares some of his journey from his younger days in Cincinnati suburb, Reading, Ohio to working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an engineer for the Mars Perseverance Rover mission. Together they celebrate the succesful landing of Perseverance in late February, while taking a look forward to what's next for the misison.

Of course, they also have to explore the question humanity has asked since first realizing those glowing dots in the sky are entire planets: Is there life on Mars? Does the relatively recent discovery of water on Mars and what stargazers' observance of possible canals mean there may have been in the past?