Category Archives: Earth-Moon System

Barton Hills Whiz Kids!

Hey Space Bloggers! There are some budding  space scientists over at Barton Hills Elementary School in Austin, Texas.  I was totally  impressed by the 2nd and 3rd graders I met there last week!  You see, we were talking about how … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Moon!

Hey Space Bloggers! Put our old friend THE MOON on your agenda for 2012.  That’s right, we’re back. GRAIL A arrived at the moon last year (also known as yesterday – December 31st, 2011) and GRAIL B will enter lunar orbit … Continue reading

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***Special Report: CURIOSITY

Hey Space Bloggers! Here’s a question for you. CURIOSITY is ___ ? a. the wish to know b. a science lab on wheels c. about the size of a small car d. on its way to Mars right now e. … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Nine? (day 2)

Here you are, Space Bloggers.  Another day 2 limmer-iddle! I was named for a Grecian god’s wife who, like me, surely suffered much strife. And yet hidden down deep we both carefully keep the ingredients needed for life! Hmm… That’s … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Seven? And the location is…

Congratulations Bird of the Wind and Archimedes for figuring out that the multinational wonder with the out-of-this-world view is . . . ISS! Is? Is what? I told you, ISS. I don’t understand why you can’t answer a simple question. What … Continue reading

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

Hey Space Bloggers! I like this destination. It’s the first time we’ve been invited inside.  And what a view! Not to give away our location, but that sure is a beautiful planet down there. And from up here on Destination … Continue reading

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

Congratulations Gulfstream, and all you Space Bloggers who figured out that the old, dried up, pock marked place in space, home to the brilliant Aristarchus (crater, not man), with big rocks, tiny glass beads, a white crust, and a dark side, … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Six? Special Aristarchus Edition!

Hey Space Bloggers! Gulfstream wrote in the other day and made a brilliant point about Aristarchus.  She said that both Aristarchus the crater on Destination Six and Aristarchus the Greek mathematician/astronomer were, well brilliant.  See the resemblance? Credit: NASA, ESA, … Continue reading

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

It’s not that Destination Six can talk. Really. It just sort of looks like it can, if you don’t have a very good telescope. But I’ve been making a list of everything going on there lately and I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

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Hi Cowan Elementary!

You’ll never guess who I met at Cowan Elementary School yesterday. The Moon! Well, she has a human name too, but for 15 minutes this nice, bright young student was a very convincing moon. You see the Moon and the … Continue reading

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