Thursday, 18 April 2013

P is for Planets

I'm super excited to be testing my blogging stamina by taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Started by the awesome Arlee Bird, the challenge is to write a post every day of the month (except Sundays) based on the appropriate letter for the day. Sound confusing? Stick with me throughout April and you'll get it. My theme is: Things that inspire me.

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Are you curious about outer space? I sure am, especially the planets. When NASA’s space rover Curiosity landed on Mars, I was one of the people following it on the news. I admit, I kind of hoped to see aliens but the pictures were pretty cool anyway.

A few months ago, Dr. Robert Thirsk (a former astronaut) came to my classroom to talk about his adventures in space. He said that he believed the Mars astronauts of the future are in the elementary classrooms of today – maybe even in MY classroom. Can you imagine?!

Of course, I would love to explore all of the planets. Saturn’s rings look neat, and I think the names Neptune and Mercury are pretty cool. I wonder what it would be like to step onto the surface of some place new like that? I know being an astronaut would be hard work, but who knows, if track and field doesn’t work out, I could aspire to be an astronaut – and eventually explore the planets, maybe even Mars.

Do you have a favourite planet?

Gotta jet!

- Chase Superman Duffy



  1. Nice post, Chase! I just like it when the planets are well-aligned.

  2. Hello, Chase! I'm fascinated with our universe, too. I loved learning about the planets and our galaxy when I was in school! I don't have a favorite planet, but I sure do miss Pluto. So sad it was downgraded to dwarf planet :(

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  3. So glad to find your blog! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.


  4. Beautiful blog! I have always had a fascination for the planets!!! They are so intriguing! Even though I have a fascination for them all, I think Saturn is my favorite because of all the rings!! Thanks for sharing! Reach for the stars!!

    Much success with your track and field!

  5. Wandered over from A to Z. I have always loved Saturn. I got to see it through a telescope once and loved it even more. I always wanted one of those things that has the planets moving around the sun and the moons moving around each of them. Interesting blog!