Sean Solomon

Mar. 18, 2011

NASA Probe Goes Into Mercury's Orbit

On Thursday, the Messenger probe will slow down enough to enter Mercury's orbit. Mission leader Sean Solomon joins us on Fri to talk about it

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Oct. 31, 2008

Mercury Flyby Results

This week NASA released data from a recent close flyby of the planet Mercury, including stunning new pictures. We'll talk with one of the researchers on the MESSENGER mission about what they found during the flyby.

space, messenger, mercury, planets

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