Posts Tagged ‘space’



Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale!!!

The Cassini Spacecraft is about to fly through the undiscovered space between Saturn’s rings and the planet. For the first time in history Cassini will be taking pictures and collecting data about Saturn’s interior, its mysterious storms, the age of its rings and the length of its day. Cassini launched into space on October 15th, 1997, entered [...]

What Do Astronauts Eat In Space?

This info graphic below shows a great timeline of the types of food that astronauts have been able to consume while out in Space! Thank you to Labeley.com for allowing us to post this on our blog!  http://labeley.com/article/space-food-infographic/ labeley.com

The Scoop on Earth 2.0

  Yesterday, July 24, 2015, NASA made a statement saying that they believe that the Kepler spacecraft may have found Earth’s bigger, older cousin. The Kepler spacecraft  is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. It was named after the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler and launched on March 7, 2009. [...]

Congratulations New Horizons, You’ve Finally Made It!

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft probe has made the first visit to Pluto, speeding past at 14km or 8.7 miles per second!! New Horizons’ flyby of 2,370km-wide Pluto is a key moment in the history of space exploration. This was a historic mission because it marks the fact that every planet in that system – from [...]

Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun!

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how  black holes grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole challenges a [...]

Mickey Mouse Discovered on Mercury!

Mickey Mercury or Mercury Mouse? The space probe Messenger has traveled far closer to the sun without being destroyed than most satellites probably could.  Its purpose is to study one of the strangest planets in the solar system, the Sun’s closest neighbor Mercury.  Part planet and part comet, Mercury has been a fascinating study for [...]

Solar Storms Could Impact Earth’s Weather!

  That white blotch in the upper left quadrant? That’s a Solar Death Storm. It seems like not that long ago, Earth was facing down some major solar energy activity from the very ball of plasma that sustains life on our planet.  In fact, it was just at the end of January when some massive solar [...]

NASA Finds 1200 New Exoplanets

  While NASA continues to search for more rocky planets outside of the solar system, they’re also still searching for Earth-like planets here in our own backyard.  For example, Cygnus is one of our closest neighbors, from a galactic sense, and NASA has deployed the Kepler Space Telescope to study the Milky Way galaxy. As it [...]

Starry Starry Starry Night: Universe’s Star Count Triples

Hidden within ancient, over-sized galaxies are enough dwarf stars to triple the estimated number of stars in the universe, astronomers report. Galaxies are the vast islands of stars filling space.  Our own spiral-shaped Milky Way, parts of which can be seen on clear nights streaking across the heavens, contains hundreds of billions of stars. But [...]

Moon Mud

Kids at the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Center in North Carolina enjoyed Space…the Final Frontier program with Einstein Emily. Along with making glow in the dark moon mud, the kids were filmed for the local news on a Never Stop Learning segment they do. The kids had a great time seeing the chemical reactions and [...]