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Leonard Nimoy, known around the world as Spock on "Star Trek," died this morning at age 83. Nimoy, of course, was more than just Spock. He was a poet, a photographer and a musician. But he touched a chord as the brainy, unflappably logical, half-human half-Vulcan Spock.
Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Smithsonian Observatory at Harvard University, joins Here & Now's Robin Young and Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss what Nimoy and his character Spock meant to scientists of his generation.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
This segment aired on February 27, 2015.