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Launch Delay

September 8, 2022

On September 3, NASA called off the launch of its new rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the second time in a week. The cause was a fuel leak. NASA says the launch of the uncrewed Artemis I, the…

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Legos in Space

September 8, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission won’t have astronauts on board. But it will have passengers. These include a Snoopy toy and a mannequin named Moonikin Campos. There will also be figures from the Lego Space Team. They’re part of Build to…

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Spider Webb

September 8, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope gets crisp images. This one was released on September 6. It shows the Tarantula Nebula. The area contains thousands of young star…

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8 Questions for Jenny Nash

August 26, 2022

Lego Education and NASA have teamed up to teach kids about NASA’s Artemis missions. These are the next steps in human exploration of the moon. TFK Kid Reporter Zarita Asgar spoke with Jenny Nash, head of education impact for Lego…

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Animals

Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Growing Galaxy

August 10, 2022

On August 2, NASA released a new picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This pink wheel is called the Cartwheel Galaxy. Its center is made of hot dust. Meanwhile, the outer part of the wheel has been expanding…

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Animals

Monarch Butterflies Endangered

July 25, 2022

Monarch butterflies are now an endangered species. That’s according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group made its announcement on July 21. The IUCN says the monarch butterfly population in North America has dropped between…

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Space

Seeing Space

July 12, 2022

The first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11. It shows SMACS 0723. That’s a cluster of galaxies from nearly 5 billion years ago. The telescope uses the science of light and gravity to see…

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Strange Sightings

June 13, 2022

NASA announced a new study on June 9 that will focus on UFOs. A UFO is an unidentified flying object. Throughout history, people have reported unexplained objects in the sky. NASA also calls these sightings UAPs, which stands for “unidentified…

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Weather

Weather Watch

April 15, 2022

Thunderclouds gather near the town of Müllrose, Germany, on April 9. These unusual formations are called mammatus clouds. Their shape can vary. Here, bulges eme…

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