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 rockstiny glass beads, a white crust, and a dark side, is actually that good natured, friendly face in the night sky, our very own and only natural satellite…

Earth’s Moon!

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

Isn’t that the coolest picture ever??? Humans walking on the moon. Driving even! Just think, for all of human history people have looked up at the moon and wondered what it was like. That’s all they could do for 1.8 Million Years.

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Then just 42 years ago, an eye-blink in history, humans managed to build a rocket big enough to blast off the Earth, navigate 98,000 miles through dark, frigid, airless space, land their spindly legged craft softly on the moon’s alien face, and look back at…

Credit: NASA

On second thought, this is the coolest picture ever.

See you all next Tuesday for another Space Game mystery adventure to. . . ?

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 Six? And the Location is…

  1. Erin Ivy says:

    Yes, to the gorgeous picture at the bottom! Too bad there isn’t another planet close enough that we can see it in the ski. As pretty as the moon was this week, that would be prettier! I imagine that in photos we just can’t get an accurate idea of how bright the and sparkling the Earth appears from space. In some science fiction aren’t there some twin orbiting planets? I wonder if there really are twin planets, or maybe there are just twin stars.

    • Hi Erin Ivy! Glad you also like the picture of our sparkling planet! Great question about twin planets. Actually, there are two sets of planets in our very solar system often called ‘twins’ because they are of similar size, composition, and distance from the sun. And guess what – Earth is one of the twins! Venus (our very own Destination Four) has been called Earth’s sister planet or twin, although there are many significant differences. The other pair is Uranus and Neptune. I know of no planets that orbit each other like twin stars do. Two stars would be quite a sight in the sky, wouldn’t they! Hollywood tried to capture that in Star Wars. Remember the view from Luke Skywalker’s home planet?

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