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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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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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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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