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Asteroid Blast

May 19, 2020

NASA is planning to launch the DART mission in 2021. DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. The goal of the mission is to see if NASA can change the course of objects in space, such as asteroids, that might…

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New Black Hole

May 7, 2020

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced on May 6 that astronomers have found a black hole that is closer to Earth than any yet discovered. The object is about 1,000 light-years away. It’s close enough that the two stars nearest…

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8 Questions for Andrew Morgan

April 23, 2020

Astronaut Andrew Morgan took a 272-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS). He conducted seven spacewalks and orbited the Earth 4,352 times before returning on April 17. Morgan talked with TFK Kid Reporters Henry Carroll, Priscilla L. Ho, and…

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Teen Finds New Planet

January 17, 2020

NASA recently announced a new planet. It was discovered by 17-year-old Wolf Cukier during his summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in Maryland. Wolf monitored data collected from TESS, a NASA satellite. (TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey…

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Shoot for the Stars

January 2, 2020

Have you ever wanted to explore outer space? The popular podcast The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian takes listeners on a cosmic journey. The show follows Finn Caspian and his friends as they travel on the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary…

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Drones in Space

November 8, 2019

In 2005, scientists saw the first close-up pictures of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The pictures, snapped by the Huygens space probe, showed mountains and dunes. But what got scientists most excited were riverbeds and lakes. Where there’s liquid, there could…

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Defying Gravity

November 7, 2019

In space, there is no up or down. Without the gravitational pull that we experience on Earth, astronauts and everything else aboard a spacecraft float freely. Earthlings can experience the sensation of zero gravity without blasting into space. How? A…

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8 Questions for Jennifer Heldmann

November 7, 2019

Jennifer Heldmann is a planetary scientist. Her team at NASA is looking for water on the moon and Mars. The research will help determine if astronauts can live in these places. Heldmann spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mira McInnes. 1.…

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Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have successfully completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. On October 18, they floated outside the International Space Station (ISS) with wrenches and screwdrivers while repairing the station’s power grid. The historic spacewalk lasted seven…

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Shooting for the Moon

September 6, 2019

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed down from the Apollo 11 lander and planted their boots on the lunar surface. The United States had beaten its rival, the Soviet Union, in the race to…

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