Space Game: Where in the Solar System is Destination Four? (day 1)

Hey Space Bloggers!

The waiting is over. We’re back in space and fast approaching Destination Four. It’s picture day so, even though we’re still pretty far out, let’s take a peek.

Credits: ESA (Image by C. Carreau)

That’s very strange. Is it a halo? Hold on, I’m getting skyped… Huh? I don’t understand a word I’m hearing. Quick, turn on the universal translator. Do you think, just maybe, we’ve discovered an alien life form??? That would be so cool. Wait, here comes the translation… Uh, thanks… I mean, Merci.

Turns out it’s not an alien – just someone from France.  She says her name is ESA. (I wonder if she knows NASA?) Anyway, she knows a lot about this place and says that the halo is really ‘solar wind’.  Apparently, it hits the Earth, too, only our atmosphere deflects it better than this one does.

Don’t look now, but while we were talking we moved in over the South Pole.


Looks like Destination Four has some heavy cloud cover. Let’s head north and see if we can break through…

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA

Yes! We did it! And look – Mountains! Whoa, is that lava flowing down the side? Could this be an active volcano?? Heh, heh, heh. Destination Four is turning out to be very interesting, indeed…

Tomorrow – the traditional day 2 limmer-iddle, of course!

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About Jane Peddicord

Jane Ann Peddicord is an award winning author, lawyer, and space enthusiast. About her first book, NIGHT WONDERS, Laura Kraft of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii wrote, “We’ve long waited for books such as these to explain, in age-appropriate language, some of the fundamental concepts that have shaken the foundation of Physics.” Jane is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and likes science, space, and springer spaniels.
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