Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Eight? (day 3)

Phobos: Harumph…I may be smallish for a moon, but I’m no baked potato!

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

[Hey Space Bloggers, sounds like one of the moons took offense when D8 called him ‘potato shaped’ in last post’s limmer-iddle.  Let’s listen in.]

D8: Now Phobos, you know I would never call you ‘baked’, at least not fully. Your night side is much too cold for that.

Phobos: Oh, I see. Now you’re calling me ‘half-baked’. Nice.

D8: You’re taking this all wrong. Your little brother Deimos didn’t mind–

Phobos: No, he wouldn’t.  Deimos is too perfect- so smooth and shiny. Besides, you always liked him best!

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

D8: Don’t be silly, Phobos.  You know I love you both equally.  Why watching you zip through the sky while Deimos dawdles along behind you–well, it just lights up my world!

Phobos: Aww gee. Really? I didn’t know. I mean, we actually just reflect the light…

[I think they’re working it out, Space Bloggers.  Let’s just step back and take a look for ourselves…]

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M

So this is what you can see from the surface of Destination Eight. Two moons in the night sky. At the same time. Wow. Hope that answers your question Erin Ivy. Thanks for asking!

Check back next post day for the exciting answer to the nagging question: Where in the Solar System is Destination Eight?

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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