Curiosity has landed. Will researchers discover life on Mars? Curiosity ChemCam Science team member and UNM Professor Horton Newsom shares an insider's view of the Mars Rover's amazing technology and its search for the essential elements of life buried in Martian soil.

Connect airs Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1. Each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to the great people and inspired thinking found at the University of New Mexico. 

Inspired by her heritage and imbued with female spirit, renowned Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso shares her inspirations and poetry. In a special segment, Tapahonso reads a new poem about her granddaughter.

• Horton E. Newsom, research professor, UNM Institute of Meteoritics
• Luci Tapahonso, English professor

• Augusta Meyers

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"Connect" is produced by Brad Stoddard and executive producer, Michael Kamins. Production support provided by UNM.

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