Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: This came pretty darn close to good old planet Earth. Where were you this week? Did you even have a thought about getting hit by an asteroid? Would love to hear your thoughts about the probability of Earth and US getting hit by a cosmic object. The asteroids certainly did

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: This to me is such a wonderful find. Life exists…it is no accident and at the nucleus of this wonderful universe (that we are but a part) is LIFE. Exciting discoveries abound and I feel that it is important and exciting to note that something within every molecule and atom

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Let’s celebrate great ladies in space history! All statistics valid as of April 2010. General Facts 53 different women total including cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and foreign nationals have flown in space. 6 different female cosmonauts have flown on the Soviet/Russian program* 47 different women have flown with NASA* *Cosmonaut

Mosaic Earth builds images like the famous Blue Marble as a mosaic composition with faces of the people as tiles. It is the emblem of Faces from Earth to represent our home planet, with all our diversity and unity at the same time. Humanity’s Ambassadors! By Larry Klaes In 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the first

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Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Scientists have discovered another RING around Saturn! that textbooks may now need to be rewritten. NASA Astronomers recently found another ring around the planet Saturn — and it’s the biggest one yet. This newly discovered ring stretches about 15 million miles across, which makes a loop big enough to fit

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Ball Anyone on Earth can look up and see the moon or stars, but it takes a telescope to get a glimpse of planets and the other bright and strange things that share our universe. Astronomers are always finding new ways to observe far-off galaxies and study the mysteries of

Scientists celebrated at the world’s biggest atom smasher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva on Tuesday as they started colliding particles at record energy levels mimicking conditions close to the Big Bang, opening a new era in the quest for the secrets of the universe. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research

Mars Rover Gets Mind of Its Own

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 by

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Mars Rover Gets Mind of Its Own By Staff March 2010 NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity is getting a chance to call its own science shots on the red planet.

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Virgin Galactic’s first commercial spaceship makes maiden flight March 22, 2010 Los Angeles Times Credit: Virgin Galactic Commercial space travel moved a little closer to reality Monday when Virgin Galactic’s mother ship and rocket plane took to the skies for its first “captive carry” test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The carrier

When we recognize the very molecules that make up our bodies, that the atoms that construct the molecules are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high dense stars, eventually exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life, we have cause to realize

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Not only is there a GREAT BIG RED SPOT on Jupiter, but apparently scientists have discovered Jupiter’s Little Red Spot, and it appears to be growing in intensity and size! Jupiter’s Little Red Spot Planetary Scientists Detect Strong Winds In Anticyclone On Jupiter from Science NEWS November 1, 2008 — Planetary