The Moon Song by Janet’s Planet

Monday, 07 November 2011 by

The Moon Song, new from Janet’s Planet, written by Austin Johnson, Tim Powell and Janet Ivey.   It is interesting to think that the moons of other planets come with names that sound exotic, even Shakespearean, but ours is just called the Moon. Take a listen to our moon song and let us know if

Parents, teachers and kids! Participate in Space Lab! This is your chance to fly an experiment on the International Space Station. Thanks to National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA, European Space Agency, Jaxa – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, YouTube and Lenovo. This video gives you an overview. More information can be found:! Take

Launching a Healthy Lunch

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 by

Have you ever visited NASA’s Kid’s Club site? You might expect to see tons of cool stuff about space and our solar system on it, but did you know there is also some really great information about the systems inside our bodies…including our digestive system and what types of food we need to eat each day to

Hungry Enough to Eat Star

Friday, 26 August 2011 by

Have you ever been so hungry you felt like you could eat a horse? How about an entire star? In March, something happened about 3.9 billion light years away that had scientists scratching their heads. X-rays began streaming towards Earth and some satellite images showed evidence of high-energy flares. It turns out that a black

Our Face, In Space!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 by

On July 8, 2011 NASA launched STS-135, the final mission of the space shuttle program. The shuttle might have only had 4 actual crew members but did you know that over three hundred thousand virtual folks also went to space? In fact, Janet’s Planet was one of them! By signing up on NASA’s ‘Face in

Snuggle Up With A Fluffy Galaxy

Thursday, 11 August 2011 by

Teddy bears, warm towels fresh from the dryer, a new puppy…what do all these things have in common? You could say that each is fluffy. But did you know that a galaxy can be considered fluffy too? 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo is a spiral galaxy called NGC 3521. It is called

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting Mars since 2006, but some recent pictures taken by the powerful camera aboard this vessel are giving us something new to consider. The camera, HiRISE, allows us to see extremely detailed images from the Mars and showed some craters that give scientists reason to believe there is presence

Summer Fun on the Moon

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 by

Hey friends of Janet’s Planet! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! What adventures are you experiencing while the weather is hot? One Janet’s Planet viewer named Ella submitted this picture of her summer vacation that was out of this world! If you thought Ella’s summer vacation was to the moon, you’re almost right! She

Are you like us here at Janet’s Planet and excited to follow every move of the final shuttle STS-135 on its adventure in space? Never fear fellow space lovers! Thanks to a fun interactive tool on NASA’s website, we can all follow along as if we were right there with the team aboard the shuttle Atlantis!

For the astronauts headed to space this week in NASA’s final space shuttle launch, there is much to keep track of. Thankfully it won’t be such a huge task because along with the other gear headed to space will be an iPhone, complete with a specially designed space application or app. This will be the

MoMath for Fun!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 by

There are all types of museums where we can go to get an up close look at things like famous artwork, scientific discoveries and historical objects. Have you ever heard of a museum dedicated entirely to math? The Museum of Mathematics is set to open in New York City next year and it will give

A Famous Bird Leaves the Nest

Friday, 24 June 2011 by

Most kids don’t leave home for the first time until they have finished high school, and some much later. How would you feel if you had been expected to leave home after just 49 days of life? This might sound crazy for humans, who at 49 days old are still just babies, but for birds