Monthly Archives: October 2015

Incredible NASA footage shows a ‘hole in the Sun’ that’s bigger than Jupiter

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/incredible-nasa-footage-shows-a-hole-in-the-sun-thats-bigger-than-jupiter-9368666.html On October 12, 2015, a satellite in space saw that our sun has a hole. The hole the satellite saw is what is called a coronal hole. Coronal holes form every 11 years on the poles of the our … Continue reading

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Slow, cold reptiles may breathe like energetic birds

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/slow-cold-reptiles-may-breathe-energetic-birds Colleen Farmer wrote an interesting article called, “Gators and birds share the same breathing.” I found this article on Science News For Kids. Even though they are very different animals it is still possible that they share the same … Continue reading

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Israeli engineers lead in a moon-mission contest

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/moon/283036 Engineers from Israel are planning to launch a new mission to the moon. On October 7, 2015, Google’s Lunar XPRIZE competition organizers advanced the team from Israel, called SpaceIL, who was the first of 16 groups to advance in … Continue reading

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Why do Seals have Wavy Whiskers?

http://www.popsci.com/why-do-seals-have-wavy-whiskers We all know all furry friends have whiskers, but have you ever noticed what shape they are? Scientists have figured out that only a few animals have wavy whiskers, and why is that? Now scientists have discovered the secret … Continue reading

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NASA Unveils Three-Part Plan to Reach Mars by 2030s

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/nasa-unveils-three-part-plan-reach-mars-2030s-n442961 The article I found is about NASA’s plan to land people on Mars by the 2030s. Their goal is to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. First, they must research how they will accomplish this at the International Space … Continue reading

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Fossils: Is this new species a human relative?

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/fossils-new-species-human-relative Scientists have found fossils in a underground cave in South Africa. They were found in a 30 meter pit. Scientists see they are similar to human skeletons, but they also say they are unlike any bones and teeth they … Continue reading

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Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Reveals its Strange face

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151015-saturn-moon-enceladus-bizarre-flyby-space/ Right after the spacecraft’s mission to Pluto, the Cassini probe orbited around Cassini’s icy surface. On October 23, encounter that will dip to just 30 miles above the moon’s southern hemisphere, passing through layers of ice to take closeup … Continue reading

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Water on Mars: NASA confirms evidence that liquid water exists on the Red Planet

http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/2015/10/Water-on-Mars In 2010, Lujendra Ojha was examining pictures of Mars. He saw some dark streaks on the surface of Mars. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said this is the strongest evidence yet of water on Mars today. Scientists knew … Continue reading

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15,000 Years Ago, Probably in Asia, the Dog Was Born

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/science/central-asia-could-be-birthplace-of-the-modern-dog.html?_r=0 This article is about where dogs were born. Scientists say that they traced dogs’ DNA to their cousins, wolves. They traced the dog’s DNA to the Near East. They also traced the dog’s DNA to Siberia and some southern … Continue reading

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Wolves Beat Dogs at Problem Solving Tests

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/wolves-beat-dogs-problem-solving-test?mode=topic&context=79 In the article, Wolves Beat Dogs at Problem Solving Test, there is an experiment that shows that wolves are better problem solvers than dogs. In the experiment there was a closed container with a sausage treat inside. There were … Continue reading

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