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Searching for meteorites in Antarctica.
WHEN Galaxies COLLIDE!
An all-new DEEP SKY
Live on Thursday at 8:00PM ET
Galactic gridlock! Yale astronomy professor Jeff Kenney joins Michael
and Andy for a talk about what happens when spinning Galaxies get a
little too close for comfort. Galaxy interactions are observable
through the telescope and include complete mergers, clusters, and
sometimes pass-throughs. They get bent, stretched, and broken up;
it's a regular traffic jam up there.
Don't miss this brand new DEEP SKY.
Astronomers See Reflected light from Extrasolar Planet
Discovery is Ready to Fly
Searching for meteorites in Antarctica
Next Generation of Space telescope in Development
ASTRONOMERS SEE REFLECTED light FROM EXTRASOLAR PLANET
Until now, Astronomers have detected planets around distant stars
through a variety of indirect means, such as their gravitational
impact around the star. But Astronomers at the University of St.
Andrews in Scotland believe they've seen the light reflecting from
a planet around Tau Bootis.
DISCOVERY IS READY TO FLY
After a series of delays, the Space Shuttle Discovery is finally
ready to embark on its mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
If all goes as planned, the shuttle will launch from Cape Canaveral
at 9:18pm EST, and return December 26th.
SEARCHING FOR meteorites IN ANTARCTICA
If you want meteorites, the frozen Southern continent is the place
to go. Because of its low temperatures, Antarctica preserves
meteorites which would normally corrode away. As well, movement
of the ice pushes the rocks to the surface so they're easy to
spot. And in snowfields, if you see something black, it can only
be a meteorite.
NEXT GENERATION OF SPACE telescope IN DEVELOPMENT
Although its images have dramatically increased our understanding
of the universe, Hubble will only be the beginning of our foray
into space-based telescopes. Next NASA plans to upgrade Hubble to
increase its capabilities 10-fold or more. Hubble's
successor - the Next Generation Space telescope - will be able
to see to the edge of the universe.
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