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MESSENGER Sails by Mercury for a Second Flyby

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Air Date: 10/20/2008
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator for MESSENGER, Columbia University


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MESSENGER Principal Investigator Sean Solomon returns with an exclusive report on the spacecraft's very successful second flyby of Mercury. Bill Nye has news about a distinguished new President for the Planetary Society. Emily Lakdawallla explains the differences between the orbiters circling Mars. Bruce Betts tells us about the night sky as he gets a preview of our great sixth anniversary contest prizes in What's Up! And we're now giving away a one-year membership in the Planetary Society along with the Planetary Radio t-shirt in the weekly space trivia contest!


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