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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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Faraway Star Discovered

April 15, 2022

Astronomers have discovered the earliest, most distant star ever seen. It is nicknamed Earendel. The star formed about 13 billion years ago. It was spotted using the Hubble Space Telescope. Earendel was made visible by an effect called gravitational lensing.…

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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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Life on Mars

March 10, 2022

Around 4 billion years ago, Mars had oceans and a thick blanket of air. These conditions could have supported life. For nearly 10 years, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the planet’s Gale Crater. Long ago, the crater was probably…

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Space

The Kid Report: Space Training

February 8, 2022

The story “Space Training” is about NASA’s new class of astronaut recruits. It appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Here, Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks with Pam Melroy, NASA's deputy administrator. Melroy explains why the next generation…

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Space

Grand Opening

January 13, 2022

On January 7 and 8, NASA’s new space telescope unfolded its flower-shaped mirror. The James Webb Space Telescope will do its work 1 million miles from Earth. Its mission: to find evidence of how galaxies formed billions of years ago.…

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People

8 Questions for Sylvia Earle

December 29, 2021

Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist. She’s one of the ocean’s biggest defenders. TIME’s Aryn Baker spoke to her about protecting the seas and Earle’s dream of access to submersibles for all. 1. You’ve written several books about the ocean.…

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Animals

That's Why

December 9, 2021

Why does a squirrel have a bushy tail? It’s for. . . A. storing nuts. B. keeping up with fashion trends. C. staying warm in winter. The answer is C. When a squirrel is in a…

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Inventions

That's Why

December 1, 2021

Why does an airplane fly? Because. . . A. it doesn’t like to walk. B. it’s lifted by fast-moving air. C. heat from the Earth lifts it up. The answer is B. When an engine pulls a plane forward,…

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Environment

Restoring Forests

October 22, 2021

Aadya Joshi looks across a landscape near Mumbai, India. She sees eucalyptus trees. They were planted to replace a forest. It was cleared for timber. Joshi is not happy. Eucalyptus trees don’t grow naturally in the area, she says. Native…

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