MESSENGER Mission News
May 4, 2007
MESSENGER PI DISCUSSES SIGNIFICANCE OF NEWS THAT MERCURY HAS MOLTEN CORE
MESSENGER Team Member Stan Peale was among the researchers to recently announce the discovery of strong evidence that the planet Mercury has a molten core. The finding explains a more than three-decade old planetary mystery that began with the flight of the Mariner 10 spacecraft. MESSENGER Principal Investigator Sean Solomon talks about the significance of this discovery at a Science magazine podcast, available online at http://podcasts.aaas.org/science_podcast/SciencePodcast_070504.mp3. Dr. Solomon's summary of the team's work and its importance, written as a "Perspectives" piece in the May 4, 2007, issue of Science, is available online at http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/702.