Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Ten? And the Location is…

Hey Space Bloggers!

Congratulations Bird of the Wind and Archimedes. You were both right! You figured out the location of Destination Ten from the following clues hidden in just three posts:

Credit: NASA/JPL

On day 1 you learned that D10 was a lovely golden ball in space with a very important visitor named Cassini. You probably went right to the Cassini mission website and saw this early picture.

Although Cassini is managed by a committee of three (NASA, ESA, and ASI) it turns out to be a pretty amazing spacecraft, with its own eyes, legs, arm, hands, voice, and brain! Need a little help finding them – no problem. Just click here for a guided tour by our old friend NASA.

For sure, you found out that Cassini has been exploring Saturn and its 62 moons for fourteen years. 62 MOONS !!! You thought. Oh my gosh! How am I ever going to figure out which moon is D10?

But you stayed calm and on day 2 you found out that D10 is unlike any other moon in the solar system. It’s big enough to be planet, with dunes, oceans, and an atmosphere! That narrows it down a lot, you thought. (Good thinking!)

Credit: NASA/JPL

On day 3 you found out that in 2005, D10 was tickled by a probe.  You went right back to the Cassini site and found this artist’s drawing of the Huygens Probe heading for Saturn’s largest moon.

Ah-ha! you say. And rightly so, for you have just solved another astounding Space Game mystery. And your reward — click now for a ride on a very cool virtual tour (courtesy NASA) of Saturn’s spectacular moon….

TITAN!

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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2 Responses to Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Ten? And the Location is…

  1. Dr. Spaceman says:

    Is this the moon that they found Ice in and thought might have life deep inside?

    • Hey, Dr. Spaceman, good to hear from you again! I bet you’re thinking of one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa. It was SpaceBlogs Destination Eight and the subject of four prior posts. Scientists do think Europa may have a liquid water ocean hidden under its frozen surface. That along with heat energy (from Jupiter’s powerful gravitational pull) and organic molecules (brought by comets) might indeed make Europa a haven for life. Thanks for the great comment!




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