Hey there all you fantastic fans of Janet’s Planet. Did you know that there are plans in the works for Janet’s Planet to come to a city near you in the form of a live stage show? Janet’s Planet Live, A Tour Through the Solar System is a 45-minute action packed show featuring Janet and a

It’s Heating Up

Thursday, 09 June 2011 by

The south is in the midst of a killer heatwave, with a forecast of 19 consecutive days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher. This week also saw a unique space happening that was pretty hot. On Tuesday, the sun released a medium sized solar flare which caused particles to erupt in the shape of

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Are any of you fantastic Janet’s Planet fans on twitter? Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is hosting an event called a “Tweetup” for some of its Twitter followers. While these folks had to register awhile back to attend in person, it’s not too late for you to attend the event, virtually

The Art of Space

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 by

If you were asked to interpret the work of NASA through art, what would it look like? This is just the question a group of famous artists was asked and the works produced as their answers are in a new show. The show, ‘NASA/Art: 50 Years of Exploration’ is a traveling exhibition of about 50

Sally Ride Day!

Thursday, 26 May 2011 by

Today on the Space Log blog, we’re celebrating a special lady, Ms. Sally Ride, whose birthday it is. In 1983, she became the first American woman (and then youngest American) to go to space. Ride joined the NASA team in 1978 after answering a newspaper ad looking for space program applicants. She was one of

Rise and Shine to see Planets

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 by

It’s almost summer and you might already be out of school for the year. Maybe you are home-schooled and have a different schedule. No matter what you’re doing these days, here’s a great reason NOT to sleep in during the month of May. All through May, in the wee hours of the morning it is

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Dreaming of Space Travel

Friday, 20 May 2011 by

Today on the Space Log, we’re featuring the artwork of a very talented kid. Matteo Lopez’ Google Doodle, shown above, was the winner in a nationwide contest hosted by the well-known search engine. Doodle 4 Google is a competition where students in grades K-12 are invited to share their talent through art and compete to

Planets Need Friends?

Thursday, 19 May 2011 by

Friends are one of the best things in the world and sometimes, when we haven’t seen our friends in awhile, we can get pretty lonely. Did you know that a bunch of planets are considered lonely too? A team of astronomers recently discovered that space is filled with hundreds of billions of these lonely planets,

Did you know that it’s possible for you to become a citizen of Mars, without ever leaving your house? NASA has created a fun site that allows you to see what it would be like to live as a Martian. From the main page, you are taken into Citizenship Hall where you can take a tour of

On May 5, 1961 Alan Shephard became the first American in space. Fifty years later astronauts and regular people alike are still dreaming of how that must have felt. We know that the first man in space was Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin from an earlier post here on the Space Log. Shephard volunteered as part of

Staying Safe in All Weather

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 by

The south is still in recovery mode after the storms that ripped through the area in the last few weeks. Some NASA images taken via Landsatellite are helping scientists understand the paths of the tornadoes. You might have heard your parents talking about the storms, or maybe you even live near where they took place. Storms that

Since the beginning of time, humans have looked at the sky and wondered about its secrets. Long before space exploration was even a glimmer in anyone’s imagination, we gazed above and wondered what it would be like to fly. When you see a flock of birds gracefully soaring among the clouds, do you ever wonder