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Ozone Recovery

January 19, 2023

The hole in Earth’s ozone layer is on track to heal, according to a new United Nations (U.N.) report, released this month. The recovery comes 35 years after an international agreement to stop using chemicals that destroy the ozone layer. …

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Space

The Kid Report: Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Astronaut Nicole Mann is the first Native American woman in space. Last October, she blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Read what she has to say about her life and her experience on…

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Space

Back to Earth

December 15, 2022

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spaceship splashes down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, on December 11. It was launched on November 16, as part of the Artem…

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Space

8 Questions for Vanessa E. Wyche

December 14, 2022

Vanessa E. Wyche is the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. She oversees programs that will send astronauts to the moon and Mars. TFK Kid Reporter Shaivi Moparthi spoke with Wyche at the space center. 1. What…

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Space

Operation Asteroid

November 3, 2022

Mission managers at NASA spent $330 million to send a refrigerator-size craft 7 million miles into space and punch an asteroid in the nose. We should all be very glad they did, because Earth now feels a little bit safer.…

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Space

The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Last year, NASA sent a supply craft to the International Space Station (ISS). Its cargo included thousands of tardigrades. These creatures, each small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil, can be found just about anywhere­: in oceans,…

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Space

A Lake on Mars?

October 13, 2022

An international group of scientists says there might be a lake beneath the ice at Mars’s south pole. If there is liquid water, that could mean that the frigid planet is still producing heat. Which might mean life. The…

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Animals

Bats In Danger

October 13, 2022

On September 13, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal. It would protect tricolored bats. The animal would now be listed under the Endangered Species Act. This follows a similar proposal, made in March, to reclassify…

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Culture

Insects Up Close

October 13, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Where does inspiration come from? Levon Biss found it while looking…

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Space

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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