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NOVA scienceNOW | Moon Smasher, Secrets in the Salt, Bird Brains, Lonnie Thompson

Duration: 52:28 (Full Program)
Program: NOVA scienceNOW #405
Broadcast Date: Jul. 21, 2009

A team of NASA scientists who will smash two SUV-sized rockets onto the lunar surface and unleash a debris cloud to study data that could provide the key to understanding how to build a permanent base on the moon; microbiologist Jack Griffith, who made a phenomenal discovery — the oldest known organic molecules on earth; research on an Australian songbird called the zebra finch, shedding light on the neuronal processes that lead from understanding sounds to producing them; and a profile of climate scientist Lonnie Thompson, aka Tropical Ice Core Man.

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Post Date: August 25, 2009