April 6, 2012
MESSENGER Images Debut on “The Big Bang Theory”
Thursday night, images from MESSENGER's Mercury Dual Imaging System made their debut on the CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory." The award-winning comedy centers on five characters: roommates Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, two physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology; and Sheldon's and Leonard's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali; and Penny, a blonde waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall.
Much of the show focuses on science, particularly physics. The characters frequently banter about scientific theories or news and make science-related jokes.
MESSENGER's images appear in an episode entitled, The Hawking Excitation. When Wolowitz gets to work with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero. The show airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT on CBS!
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