June 8th, 2012

lolcat: science

Moonster Saturn

Little Niece sent me a handmade card.

[Black card with gel pen writing says "2 moonster Satun" with scattered white and yellow star-moons and a multi-coloured ringed planet at the bottom.]

Inside, it says:

To Auntie
[personal profile] nanila
We went to the hepworth
now we are reeding
about jupiter
love from Little Niece

Apparently, she is learning about the solar system and she is very excited that I'm working on the new JUICE mission to Jupiter. We have orders to bring our telescope with us on our next visit so we can look at Jupiter and the Galilean moons.

I think I forgot to tell the anecdote from our last visit with Little Niece, during which she asked me to explain my job to her. "Auntie [personal profile] nanila", she said, "how do you control your spacecraft?"

I hemmed and hawed, because well. Little Niece is five years old. "Well, it's a bit complicated to explain..."

Little Niece paused and looked at me sternly. "You could at least try."

So I did.