Broadcast 1908 (Special Edition)

04 Dec 2012 John Batchelor, David Lawrence, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, David Lawrence, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Mercury Messenger, water ice on Mercury. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, During our 11 minute plus discussion, David Lawrence, a member of the Mercury Messenger team and an in expert gamma-ray and neutron spectroscopy, talked about recent NASA announcements about Messenger confirming water ice on Mercury and organics. He also talked about Mercury organics and that that really means as it is different in the context of Mercury. During our segment, Mr. Lawrence talked about Mercury, why it is so interesting to study and why the new information about Mercury is so important to us. You can read the NASA announcement about Mercury water ice at You can contact Mr. Batchelor or David Lawrence through me at



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