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A MESSENGER Mercury Mission Update From Sean Solomon

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Air Date: 12/07/2009
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator for MESSENGER, Columbia University


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The principal investigator for the first spacecraft that will orbit Mercury returns with a mission update. Emily Lakdawalla begins her new series of planetary science news conversations with Mat Kaplan. Bill Nye has news of plans for a human mission to an asteroid. Bruce Betts celebrates December with a new What's Up space trivia contest.


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