Category Archives: Solar System

Sunset Valley Stars!

I had a very interesting conversation with the first and second graders over at Sunset Valley Elementary School yesterday. After taking a virtual trip around the universe, a student named Ella brought up the subject of stars. She wondered if … 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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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve? The long awaited conclusion…

Hey Space Bloggers! Welcome back for the merry (I hope) conclusion to the D12’s tale of woe, The Very Lonely Planet. When we left D12 he was thinking rather unpleasant thoughts about the intrepid space explores (actually, he called them ‘parasites’) … Continue reading

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

Hey Space Bloggers! Today we’re going back to Destination 12 for a new clue – a story clue! So just sit back, relax, and listen – well actually you’re going to have to read it yourself, but you get the … 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 Eleven? And the location is…

Hey Space Bloggers! Congratulations to Dr. Spaceman for getting us off to a great start!  After seeing those crazy, enormous Northern Lights on day 1, he thought Destination 11 might be a planet. Excellent thinking!  He must know that such aurorae are … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Eleven? (day 4)

Hey Space Bloggers, After reading the ‘day 3′ clue, I’m guessing that you are almost as confused as Galileo was to see that Destination Ten’s ‘moons’ suddenly disappeared, only to reappear four years later as ‘arms’.  Right? Hint#1: What Galileo … Continue reading

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

Hey Space Bloggers! How are you doing? Have you figured out where Destination Eleven is yet?  Let’s see.  From Day 1’s picture clue you know that D11 has ginormous auroras (northern lights).  And on Day 2 you discovered that D11 … Continue reading

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

Hey SpaceBoggers! It’s day 2 and you know what that means. That’s right. Zip up your space suits and hold on…Here, in the practically immortal words of Destination Eleven, is your day 2 LIMMER-IDDLE ! Though I’m not the biggest of … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Eleven? (day 1)

Hey SpaceBloggers! Have I got something special for you today, or what!  (The answer would be, yes.) As you know, day 1 of a new Space Game destination is traditionally picture day. Well today you get a fantastic picture from … Continue reading

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