Space

NASA Is Heading To the Sun For the First Time

NASA has sent spacecraft to every planet in our solar system, including some moons and other celestial objects. But next summer the American space agency will send a ship somewhere it never has before: The

Space

One Of Saturn’s Moons Looks Just Like the Death Star

NASA recently released a curious new photo of Tethys, one of Saturn’s moons that looks suspiciously like the Death Star, that planet-destroying weapon from the Star Wars series. Tethys is a 660-mile-wide moon that’s made mostly

Cool Facts

7 Things Astronauts Have Snuck Into Space

Astronauts have found ways to sneak items into space over the past 50 years. Here are some examples. Dirt from a Pitcher’s Mound New York Yankees fan Garrett Reisman took dirt from the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium during

Space

All About NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission

This month NASA launches its OSIRIS-REx mission, an epic seven-year journey that will send a spacecraft to a remote asteroid called Bennu. Why Bennu? At 4 billion years old, it is one of the oldest

Space

Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower Peak on Aug. 11-12

Each August, the Swift-Tuttle comet lights up the nighttime sky, displaying a beautiful light show for all us Earthlings. How? When pieces of the comet hurl into our atmosphere at 132,000 MPH, they create streaks