Where in the Solar System is Destination Nine? (day 4)

Hey Space Bloggers!

I don’t know about you, but um, lovely as Destination Nine is, I want to get back to Earth before the summer’s over — for those North Hemispherian’s anyway. And you South Hemispherian’s don’t want to miss spring, right?  So here it is.  Your final clue:

Galileo Galilei discovered Destination Nine in 1609, along with three other Jovian moons.  Looking through his homemade telescope, Galileo must have seen something very much like this.

Image acknowledgment: astronomyonline.org

Here’s what Destination Nine looked like nearly 4 centuries later when photographed by the Earth ship named after its discoverer.

Image credit: NASA/JPL

What a difference four centuries make, eh?

I’m pretty sure by now you all know where we are, so I’ll sign off until next post when we’ll wrap up our trip to Destination Nine.

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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