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The Vulcan salute "live long and prosper" was Mr. Spock's most famous phrase.
The Vulcan salute "live long and prosper" was Mr. Spock's most famous phrase.

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.

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— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015

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This segment aired on February 27, 2015.

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