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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 55 seconds

Episode Number: 121

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Sat, Jun 19 7:00 A.M. Water, Water Everywhere/Commander Cressida Story Contest     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 21 6:00 A.M. Holidays In Boxwood Terrace     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 21 6:30 A.M. What's A Satellite/Satellite Selfie     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jun 22 6:00 A.M. Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space     NHPBS
Tue, Jun 22 6:30 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jun 23 6:00 A.M. The Mindysphere/Lone Star     NHPBS
Wed, Jun 23 6:30 A.M. Sunday Drive     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jun 24 6:00 A.M. Space Race/Jet's Time Machine     NHPBS
Thu, Jun 24 6:30 A.M. Jet's First Halloween     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jun 25 6:00 A.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS
Fri, Jun 25 6:30 A.M. Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Jun 26 7:00 A.M. The Mindysphere/Lone Star     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 28 6:00 A.M. Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 28 6:30 A.M. Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jun 29 6:00 A.M. Jet's First Halloween     NHPBS

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