Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Christmas SPIRIT.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

LANL Satellites Go On Santa Alert Sunday Morning

A pair of Los Alamos National Lab satellites designed to help spot hidden nuclear bombs will be put to a merrier mission this Christmas tracking Santa's globe-trotting gift-giving expedition.

The satellites, both launched to study celestial and atmospheric background noise so scientists can tell when a forbidden nuclear test goes off on Earth, will track St. Nick's progress from the North Pole and around the world, said Diane Roussel-Dupre of Los Alamos' Satellite Tracking Group.

Scientists at Los Alamos intend to post his Christmas progress on a special World Wide Web site santa. …

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