Monthly Archives: September 2017

Cassini, The Grand Finale

Saturn.jpl.nasa.gov The article I read was about how the Cassini, the 22-foot-tall spacecraft that launched in 1997 and began orbiting Saturn in 2004, had almost lost power so the astronauts decided to use its last bit of energy to get … Continue reading

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Much Stronger Together

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/sawfly-larva-defense-amazon-video-spd/ Sawflies do everything together in the larva stage. Sawflies look a lot like caterpillars. They are both soft and many animals like eating them. They protect themselves by getting together and traveling together. An entomologist named Aaron Pomerantz has … Continue reading

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What Swims Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck Could Be a Hybrid of Two Duck Species

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/science/ducks-mallard-mottled-hybrid.html Does it really matter that two different ducks are breeding to create a new hybrid duck? Maybe. The two ducks breeding to make this hybrid are the mallard and the Mottled ducks. These ducks breed in the western part … Continue reading

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Satellite Photos Reveal Hidden Alphabet on Earth’s Surface

Satellite Photos Reveal Hidden Alphabet on Earth’s Surface NASA Science writer, Adam Voiland, has been looking for years for the complete alphabet made naturally (e.g. Fjords, mountains, tornadoes, storms, glaciers). He searched for years, going through hundreds of NASA satellite … Continue reading

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The Sea Turtles Bounce Back

Sea Turtles Appear to Bounce Back Around the World The number of sea turtles is starting to bounce back all over the world!  This is good news because a lot of plants and animals have been disappearing and becoming extinct. … Continue reading

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This Cactus Flower Will Surprise You, Someday

This Cactus Flower Will Surprise You, Someday. There is this type of flower called a Queen Of The Night or the night-blooming cereus. This flower is very special because it only blooms during the night. Before the sun ever gets … Continue reading

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Cassini spacecraft takes its final bow

This article is about a NASA spacecraft named Cassini that has been gathering information from Saturn. The Cassini has been in space for twenty years but NASA has been gathering information from it for thirteen years. The Cassini has gone … Continue reading

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