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Mini Moon

November 30, 2023

On November 1, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft passed a small asteroid called Dinkinesh. The craft made an unexpected discovery. Dinkinesh has a small moon. Lucy was sent to space in 2021. The spacecraft is meant to study asteroids near Jupiter.…

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Snowflake Science

November 30, 2023

Look at the snowflakes on this page. What shapes do you see? Usually, a snowflake is the shape of either a star or a column. But did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike? Even scientists wonder why.…

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Studying Snowflakes

November 30, 2023

No two snowflakes are alike. This was discovered by a man named Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley. He was born in 1865 in Vermont. He grew up on a farm, and was fascinated by snowflakes. His mother gave him a microscope when…

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Tremors on the Moon

October 12, 2023

Fifty years ago, NASA sensors recorded vibrations on the moon. Scientists recently discovered what’s causing some of these “moonquakes.” In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission ended. The astronauts returned from the moon. Their landing craft stayed behind. Scientists have studied…

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Heat Wave

July 31, 2023

People cool off near a fountain in New York City, on July 27. Scientists say July is Earth’s hottest month on record. Extreme hot weather has blistered three continents—North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, more than 128…

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Stars Are Born

July 17, 2023

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a region of clouds called Rho Ophiuchi. The clouds are made of gas and dust. Stars are being born here. Some are as massive as our sun. Rho Ophiuchi is 390…

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Liftoff

May 22, 2023

On Sunday, May 21, a SpaceX rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. Two are from Saudi Arabia. They are the first Saudis to go into space since 1985. One, Rayyanah…

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Jupiter's New Moons

March 7, 2023

Astronomers have discovered 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter. The planet now has 92 known moons. That’s more moons than any planet in our solar system. Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted the new moons. Scientists had to confirm the…

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Environment

Mighty Mangroves

February 1, 2023

Most mangroves trees grow in coastal areas. Water is salty there. Special features help the trees survive in this environment. Mangrove leaves store water. Some also store salt. When these leaves fall, they take the salt with them. Some species…

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Animals

Bats in Danger

December 14, 2022

There are many species of bats. Tricolored bats and northern long-eared bats are two. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been working on plans to protect them. That’s because of a disease. It’s called white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome…

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