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Nothing can live without the sun. The sun makes energy that gives off heat and light. If we didn’t have the sun the earth would be cold and dark, and no life would exist on the planet. [read more...]
All the planets got their names from Roman gods and goddesses, except for Earth. [read more...]
Have you ever heard of the Venus sky show? It is also called the Transit of Venus, or sky eclipse. It occurs when Venus is visible as a black dot while crossing the sun. [read more...]
Sally Ride dreamed of becoming an astronaut since she was 12 years old. She studied hard in college to learn more about physics, and after she finished graduate school, she was accepted into NASA’s astronaut training program. In 1983, her dream came true when she took off in the Challenger as the first American female in space. [read more...]
At 8:56 a.m. on May 16, NASA’s Endeavour began its trek to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch was delayed for more than two weeks because of electrical issues. But after two weeks, they finally had the rocket repaired. The countdown was starting: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BOOM! They were off to space. [read more...]
Two rovers, or robots, named Spirit and Opportunity were sent by NASA to Mars seven years ago. Both rovers were designed to discover the secrets of Mars and to see if there is life on the planet. [read more...]