Mars and Man's Pursuit of Space

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The latest attempt to land a probe on Mars was to have already sent information back to Earth, but for two days scientist have been listening to the sounds of silence. The Beagle2 was set to land on Christmas Day to begin a six month investigation for signs of life on the Red Planet, but scientists have yet to determine whether the probe landed safely. That's raised concerns that the British-made spacecraft may have been blown off course by Martian dust clouds, or worse still, that it may have crashed on the planet-s surface. Why the fascination with Mars? Should humans rely solely on robots or attempt a manned mission in the future? Guest host Jim Moret examines the latest attempt to land a space probe on the Mars and our continuing fascination about the possibility of life there with space scientists, and proponents and opponents of space exploration.
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Guest Jim Moret has had an extensive career in both local and national television news reporting over the past 20 years, including nearly a decade at CNN. In addition he co-anchored CNN's The World Today, served as frequent guest host on Larry King Live and Burden of Proof. Recently, Moret appeared in the film, A Mighty Wind, and TV dramas such as The Practice and The West Wing. He has been a member of the California bar since 1981.

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