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So Many Moons/Project Pluto

"So Many Moons" - When Mindy is concerned that the possible addition of a younger sibling to her family might be a challenge, Jet says imagine having a family with more than 60 siblings! That's what it's like for the 67 moons of Jupiter. Curriculum: Kids may think that a planet would only have one moon, maybe two. But the larger outer planets, the gas giants, have many moons - Jupiter and Saturn leading the count with more than 60 moons each! What's more, the moons of Jupiter are not all just round, gray rocks - they are extremely varied, from volcanic Io, covered with volcanic activity; to Europa, with an icy surface covering an underground ocean; to Ganymede, a moon so large it's actually bigger than the planet Mercury! "Project Pluto" - When Mindy is excited about presenting her kid model of Pluto for school show and tell, the other kids don't want to disappoint her by breaking the news to her that Pluto is not a planet. Curriculum: Pluto is no longer considered a planet; astronomers in the scientific community re-classified Pluto as a planetoid. It is one of five "planetoids," or "dwarf planets. There are three criteria a celestial body must meet in order to be considered a planet: it must orbit the Sun, have enough mass, and "clear the neighborhood."

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 121

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Mon, Jan 31 6:30 A.M. Moon Face/Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids!     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 1 6:30 A.M. How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 2 6:30 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 3 6:30 A.M. Tour of the Solar System/Jet Cooks Dinner     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 4 6:30 A.M. How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 7 6:30 A.M. Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 8 6:30 A.M. How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 9 6:30 A.M. Try and Try Again/Racing On Sunshine     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 10 6:30 A.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 11 6:30 A.M. Potatoes On Mars/Bortron Leprechaun     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 14 6:30 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 15 6:30 A.M. Who Messed Up The Treehouse?/Fact Or Fiction?     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 16 6:30 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Feb 22 6:30 A.M. You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide Is Hig     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 23 6:30 A.M. Mindy and Carrot Bake/Commander Cressida Begins     NHPBS KIDS

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