Roving Mars

Last night, August 5th, the car-sized, 1 ton rover named Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars after a 36 week long flight from Earth.  It will now embark on a two year long mission to explore the Gale Crater it landed in to find clues to whether or not the crater had favorable conditions for microbial life.

Celebrate the landing by getting your very own Mars Doll Plush! celestialbuddies.com

Meet Curiosity, Mar’s newest visitor!

 

Curiosity’s First Image

For more information about the Mission To Mars: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

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Not Alone

Apologies for the lack of posts.  If any readers come across anything interesting and space related shoot me a message.

This image was sent in by a follower:

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Angry Birds In Spaaaace

Just when you thought you had enough of Angry Birds they come up with a new version…

Angry Birds are launching themselves into outer space (with the help of NASA).

Check out this video.

 

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What noise do planets make?

They tweeeeeeeeet!  We are now on twitter.  Follow us @celestialbuddy for the latest news about your favorite out of this World gang.

 

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How can we know anything is real?

How can we know anything is real?.

Just stumbled across this post where the author mentions the Buddies are out of stock!  This is not so!  Check out celestialbuddies.com

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Buzz Blog: Plushie Powers of Ten

Buzz Blog: Plushie Powers of Ten.

Cute story and Great little mention about Earth Buddy on physicscentral.com, site of The American Physical Society , that makes news in the world of physics more accessible to everyone.

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Mission To Mars

Congratulations to NASA for their successful launch on November 26th to Mars.  On board is a new rover named Curiosity with much more advanced capabilities than earlier rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.  The hope is that new technologies will give scientists more information which may make a human mission to Mars a possibility in the future.

But until the day that we can go to Mars, he can come to you.  Give a Mars Celestial Buddy a home in celebration!

Check out the rest of the article on NASA’s website HERE.

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Happy Halloween!

Check out these super scary space shots to celebrate Halloween!

Ghosts in Space!

Credit: Adam Block, NOAO, AURA

NSFSH2-136 is a nebula, about 1200 light-years away.

I’ll get you my pretty!!!

Credit: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni

The Witch Head Nebula in the constellation Orion.

Evil Eye!

Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)

Extrasolar planetary system

All images from http://www.space.com article:

Haunting Photos: The Spookiest Nebulas in Space

 

 

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What’s Next?

We are currently working on developing three new Buddies for release early next year.  Since Saturn is my favorite he will definitely be one of the three.  I also want to include Mercury because of the recent mission to that planet.  But who’s next?  Let me know in the comment section which one is your favorite and why he should be the next Buddy to join the Planetary Pack!

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Attention Shoppers!

We are super excited about Celestial Buddies being sold at some of our favorite science and natural history attractions!
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville,TN
www.adventuresci.com

American Museum Of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
www.amnh.org
1-800-671-7035
615-401-5103

Franklin Institute Store
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.fi.edu
215-448-1200

Griffith Observatory Store
2800 E. Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.griffithobservatory.org
213-473-0800

Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
www.msichicago.org
773-684-1414

Sciencenter
601 First Street
Ithaca, NY
www.sciencenter.org
607-272-0600

Steno Museum
University Campus
C.F. Mollers Alle 2
DK-8000
Aarhus C, Denmark
www.stenomuseet.dk
+45 89 42 39 75

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