Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Milky Way

The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense place measuring approximately 120,000 – 180,000 light years in diameter. It is the home galaxy of humanity in the universe. It is a typical barred spiral, not very much different from other galaxies. Our galaxy is estimated to be approximately 13.6 billion...

Milky Way

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Nebula

Nebula can be defined as interstellar clouds that are made not of water vapors but of plasma, hydrogen, helium and dust. They are usually...

Nebula

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White Hole

A white hole can be described as a theoretical time reversal of a black hole. It is a hypothetical celestial body that emits energy. While a black hole sucks in everything that crosses its event horizon, a white hole...

White Hole

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What Makes Stars Shine

Have you ever wondered while looking up into the night sky that what makes stars shine? All these beautiful bright stars are hot balls of gases or glowing plasma. They are held together by their own gravity. With an intense...

What Makes Stars Shine

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Outer Space

The famous astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to look into the outer space. He used his telescope for this around 400 years ago. Space is vast and beautiful and has a lot to wonder about with new...

Outer Space

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Supernovas

A supernova can be defined as a stellar explosion. It occurs when a star reached the end of its life and explodes. It radiates a huge amount of energy and light. For a short period of time, this light can outshine the entire galaxy...

Supernovas

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Oort Cloud Facts

The Oort cloud is a spherical cloud of icy objects. It is also known as the Opik-Oort Cloud. It surrounds the sun at approximately 50,000 AU. This extended shell exists in the outermost reaches of the solar system. It is...

Oort Cloud Facts

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Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest largest galaxy to the Milky Way. This galaxy is named after the constellation of Andromeda. It is also known as Messier 31 or M31. This spiral galaxy is located at a distance of 2.5 million...

Andromeda Galaxy

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Hydra Constellation

Hydra Constellation is the largest and the longest in the night sky. It occupies an area of 1303 square degrees in the night sky. It lies in the second quadrant of the Southern Hemisphere. The term Hydra means ‘the water snake’....

Hydra Constellation

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Star Constellations

A star constellation can be defined as a group of visible stars that form a pattern when viewed from Earth. This pattern can be in any shape. These patterns...

Star Constellations

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Planisphere Facts

A Planisphere can be defined as an astronomical instrument which is used to display the location of stars. The term Planisphere has been derived from the Latin word planisphaerium. This instrument is mostly used by star gazers to...

Planisphere Facts

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Celestial Sphere Facts

Celestial Sphere is an imaginary sphere of infinite radius with the earth at its center and poles aligned with the earth’s poles and equator with earth’s equator. This sphere is used in spherical astronomy to describe...

Celestial Sphere Facts

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Cancer Constellation Facts 

A constellation can be defined as a group of stars. These stars are arranged in a specific pattern. There are total 88 known constellations and out of which 12 are the zodiac constellation. The Cancer Constellation is one those 12....

Cancer Constellation Facts 

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The Asteroid Belt

The asteroid belt is located between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. In this specific region, you will find the vast majority of asteroids....

The Asteroid Belt

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Space Shuttle Facts for Kids

A space shuttle is somewhat similar to a rocket and an airplane. As it takes off like a rocket but lands like an airplane. NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) has been using space shuttles since 1981 for various space programs. This was when the first space shuttle test flight...

Space Shuttle Facts for Kids

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Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

Orbiting the Sun, comets are small balls of ice and dust with a tail of gas. They appear and disappear in regular cycles. Since the dawn of civilization, these small celestial bodies have been looked at by mankind in awe and fear. In...

Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

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Space missions to Mars

In this list are all space missions sent to Mars by different agencies and countries. The order of the list is chronological.

Space missions to Mars

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Future Manned Missions to Mars

Why would anyone want to live on Mars? Presently Mars does not seem to be a very attractive place. The reason is not far to seek. The Red Planet, as Mars is called, has...

Future Manned Missions to Mars

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Space Travel

Space Travel
A few hundred years ago, traveling over the Earth’s surface was a risky adventure. Early explorers who set out to explore the New World went by boat, enduring

Space Travel

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Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?

Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?
Whether you imagine aliens as friendly beings, like E.T., or something a bit scarier (think “Signs”), the thought of life on other planets is interesting. Could there really be other life in the universe? Scientists think it’s likely. In recent years, scientists have discovered many...

Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?

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Space Junk

Space Junk
You know all the things that go out in your trash or recycling bins every week – papers, empty cans, old shoes and food scraps. But what about all the trash left behind in space? Any time space shuttles travel into space they leave debris behind. It might be tools, old engine parts, fuel tanks...

Space Junk

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