Children . . . Travel? Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children salutes NASA on the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars (the Red Planet) right on schedule!

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun, and the second smallest planet in the solar system.  Like all planets in the solar system, Mars orbits, revolves as it circles, the Sun.  It is Earth’s outer neighbor and is visible with the naked eye.  Mars is called the Red Planet because it often looks very reddish and bright in the sky.  Mars was first mentioned in records of the Babylonians about 3,000 years ago, and Mars was named after their Roman god of war.

It was believed that there could be life on Mars, but the space missions of the 1960’s and 70’s have dispelled that.  To date, no man-like forms, no animals or plant life have been found.  Moreover, many scientists think that if any life-form exists on Mars today, it could only consist of tiny organisms in protected areas just below the surface. However, due to the presence of water on the planet, scientists believe it is possible that life did exist on Mars at one time, and so the search for evidence of life on Mars continues!  In fact, the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on the red planet right on schedule early in the morning of August 6, 2012!

Curiosity’s mission is to determine whether humans could survive on Mars, and to search for signs of previous life.  If you are curious, you can follow Curiosity’s progress here.  Explore NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System 3-D interactive.  FAR OUT!


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Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children can be sent as you would send any travel postcard, but there is more when you play the game . . . . Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children is a unique travel game which enables all players to learn more about the world around them, but it is first and foremost a children's learning game in which children not only become acquainted with other parts of the world, but also gain respect for other cultures in a fun and easygoing, carefree manner. It is Heckery Dekkery Dot's goal to help children learn about the city featured on the travel game postcard and the people who live there by providing them with an educational as well as a fun website. All photos on this blog were taken by me on my travels unless otherwise indicated.
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