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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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,

Planets Big & Little

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 by

Have you ever wondered how big the planets really are in comparison to each other? Brad Goodspeed, a blogger and space enthusiast, was thinking about just that when he created the following animation. Imagine that each planet you see is the same size it would appear to be in the sky if it shared an

It doesn’t take more than a visit to your local supermarket to know that love is in the air. Where tinsel & garland once filled the aisles, huge pink and red hearts now reside. Images of cupid and his love arrows are all over the place, in addition to the amount of flowers, candy and

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