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ARCHAEOASTRONOMER TONY AVENI ON "DEEP SKY"

TODAY AT 8:00PM ET

With Space exploration about to enter a new century, now is the perfect

time to reflect on the astronomy of the past. Archaeoastromomer (they study

the astronomy of ancient civilizations) and Cornell professor Tony Aveni

is our guide as we follow in the footsteps of the Three Wise Men and

persue the star of Bethlehem.

Just what was it anyway? Theories abound. Alignment? Supernova?

Miracle? DEEP SKY explores some possibilities. If it wasn't a star

as such, it sure wrecks the meter to that Christmas carol....

AND ON COSMIC VISIONS

It’s not just millennial turnover that prompts end-of-the-world predictions.

The sudden appearance of comets and meteors has always been a handy excuse

for people to get overexcited. Not bad for some oddly shaped clumps of

rock and ice...

COSMIC VISIONS has tried to separate the fact from fiction in an attempt

to put these orbital vagabonds into perspective.

Watch them both at http://www.spacewatch.com

Spacewalkers Successfully Replace Hubble's Broken Gyros

Surveyor's Search for the Polar Lander

Cigarette and Alcohol Tax Could Save Mir

SPACEWALKERS SUCCESSFULLY REPLACE HUBBLE'S BROKEN GYROS

After an over 8-hour spacewalk, the crew of Discovery were

successfully able to replace the damaged gyros in the Hubble

Space Telescope. This spacewalk was the second longest in history.

Their next step is to replace some of its older equipment, and

upgrade the computer hardware. The shuttle is expected to return

on Monday.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle991223.html

http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts103/status.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_575000/575683.stm

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/23/shuttle.02/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122399/space_shuttle.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/330873.asp

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1999b/122399a.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/12/23a.html

SURVEYOR'S SEARCH FOR THE POLAR LANDER

The Mars Global Surveyor has joined the search efforts to the

find the missing Mars Polar Lander. Although the 4-meter lander

will probably show up on a photograph taken by Surveyor, it will

just be a couple of grey dots, and almost impossible to distinguish

from the rest of the photograph. The searchers are hoping to see

the Lander's parachute, which would be distinguishable fro

the background.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC2000/abc2000science/marslander991222.html

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/9912/23mplsearch/index.html

CIGARETTE AND ALCOHOL TAX COULD SAVE MIR

A Russian newspaper reported that the government could be

planning an increase of cigarette and alcohol taxes to help

pay maintenance costs for the Mir spacestation. By increasing

duties and tax on these goods, it would generate the $200

million needed to keep Mir aloft. The Russian Space Agency

has explained that it's just a proposal, and they're

waiting for the government to confirm it.

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/23/space.russia.mir.reut/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122299/mir.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/349570.asp




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