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MESSENGER Spacecraft Heads for Mercury

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Air Date: 08/02/2004
Run Time: 0:28:50

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  • Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator for MESSENGER, Columbia University

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As Principal Investigator, Sean Solomon has overall responsibility for MESSENGER, the first spacecraft heading to Mercury in three decades. He profiles the mission on this week's show. Blue sky, yellow moon...it's all the same to Emily Lakdawalla, and she knows why. Bruce Betts heralds the return of the Perseid meteors, and a new trivia contest on What's Up!

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