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On Target

December 2, 2022

NASA sent a refrigerator-size craft into space. Its job was to smash into an asteroid. The spacecraft was called DART. That stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It was launched last November. DART was sent to Dimorphos. That’s an asteroid.…

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Our 3D Printed World

November 21, 2022

Did you know that 3D printing has been around since the 1980s? The technology is used to create many different things. Some are just for fun. Others can change lives. Here are four examples. What would you make? Beautiful Cakes…

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Space

Space Greens

September 22, 2022

Astronauts may soon be going to the moon again. NASA plans to build bases there. The astronauts will not be able to take all the food they will need. So they may have to grow some of it on lunar…

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Space

Webb's Wonders

September 9, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever launched. It was sent into space in 2021. The first images captured by Webb were revealed in the summer. “These images are going to remind the world that…

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Reach for Space

September 9, 2022

Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. It answers kids’ questions about space. Listeners learn through interviews and at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His cohost is his wife, Meredith Stepien. “Being…

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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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Space

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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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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Animals

Rainbow Fish

April 22, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described in a recent issue of the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in the Maldives. That’s a small island nation. It’s in the…

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Food and Nutrition

A Cleaner Meat

March 29, 2022

Mosa Meat is a company in the Netherlands. Its scientists grow meat in a lab. It looks just like the meat you buy in a supermarket. Why are people making lab-grown meat? It might be better for the environment. Most…

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