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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

Future Broadcast times for "Ready Jet Go!": (show all)

Sat, Sep 18 7:00 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS
Mon, Sep 20 6:00 A.M. Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm     NHPBS
Mon, Sep 20 6:30 A.M. Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Sep 21 6:00 A.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS
Tue, Sep 21 6:30 A.M. Which Moon Is Best?/Detective Mindy     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Sep 22 6:00 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS
Wed, Sep 22 6:30 A.M. The Mindysphere/Lone Star     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Sep 23 6:00 A.M. A Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2     NHPBS
Thu, Sep 23 6:30 A.M. Space Race/Jet's Time Machine     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Sep 24 6:00 A.M. Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day     NHPBS
Fri, Sep 24 6:30 A.M. Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Sep 25 7:00 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS
Mon, Sep 27 6:00 A.M. Astronaut Ellen Ochoa!     NHPBS
Mon, Sep 27 6:30 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Sep 28 6:00 A.M. Which Moon Is Best?/Detective Mindy     NHPBS

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