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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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Sat, Apr 20 1:30 A.M. Moon Circus/Every Day Is Earth Day     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Apr 20 10:00 A.M. Sunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun Is A Star!     NHPBS
Sat, Apr 20 5:30 P.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Apr 21 1:30 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Apr 21 5:30 P.M. Sunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun Is A Star!     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Apr 22 1:30 A.M. Sunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun Is A Star!     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Apr 22 7:00 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS
Mon, Apr 22 5:30 P.M. Moon Circus/Every Day Is Earth Day     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Apr 23 1:30 A.M. Moon Circus/Every Day Is Earth Day     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Apr 23 7:00 A.M. Astronaut Ellen Ochoa!     NHPBS
Tue, Apr 23 5:30 P.M. Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Apr 24 1:30 A.M. Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Apr 24 7:00 A.M. Potatoes On Mars/Bortron Leprechaun     NHPBS
Thu, Apr 25 7:00 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS
Thu, Apr 25 5:30 P.M. Ain't No Mars Mountain High Enough/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS KIDS


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