Fun & Easy Science for Kids

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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Rabbit and the Moon

Rabbit and the Moon
Have you ever heard the phrase, “man in the moon,” or noticed dark spots on the moon that look like a face? These marks are the dark areas, or seas of the moon,...

Rabbit and the Moon

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The Moon – Why It Shines During Night

The Moon – Why It Shines During Night
On most nights, you can see the moon in the sky. Sometimes it’s very bright, large and round. At other times, you might see only a tiny sliver of it or clouds might cover it. For thousands of years, people have watched the moon and told stories about it. Scientists believe the moon was...

The Moon – Why It Shines During Night

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Stars and How They Are Formed

Stars and How They Are Formed
Look up in the sky at night and you’ll notice thousands of small lights. Some lights are bright, others are dim. Some look white or blue, while others look red or orange. Some of these lights aren’t stars, but aircraft, satellites or even planets. Many of them are stars though. For thousands...

Stars and How They Are Formed

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Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun

Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun
Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, wasn’t discovered by telescope. French mathematician, Urbain Joseph Le Verrier, noticed that Uranus’s orbit was slightly...

Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun

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Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun

Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun
You know that our Earth rotates on an axis that sits upright. The North Pole is at the top of the planet and the South Pole is at the bottom. Uranus, though, has been tipped...

Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun

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Saturn – The Sixth Planet from the Sun

Saturn –  The Sixth Planet from the Sun
The famous scientist, Galileo, first saw Saturn through a simple telescope in 1610. He thought the rings were two small planets or bodies of matter, in addition to...

Saturn – The Sixth Planet from the Sun

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Mars – The Red Planet

Mars – The Red Planet
For many years, scientists wondered if life could exist on Mars, sometimes called the Red Planet. This planet, which is about half the size of Earth, isn’t as much like...

Mars – The Red Planet

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Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth

Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth
Named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is anything but lovable. This planet is nearest to Earth. It is also about the same size as Earth. But that’s all the two...

Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth

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