Sean Solomon on the Climactic End of the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
Air Date: 05/05/2015
Run Time: 28:50
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- Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator for MESSENGER, Columbia University
We open with the countdown to destruction—the MESSENGER spacecraft’s impact on Mercury ended its spectacularly successful mission. Principal Investigator Sean Solomon joins us immediately after this big finish. Emily Lakdawalla adds her congratulations for the MESSENGER team, and shares exciting new images of Pluto from New Horizons. “May the fourth be with you,” says Bruce Betts on this week’s post-Empire, pre-Chapter 7 What’s Up segment.
- Complete conversation with Sean Solomon, including MESSENGER’s biggest accomplishments
- JHU-APL MESSENGER Mission Site
- Farewell, MESSENGER
- Sean Solomon
- New Horizons Sees Surface Features on Pluto
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