China's Jade Rabbit Lands on the Moon

By IRATI EGORHO DIEZ, age 11 PHOTO: Paul Penguinbush On December 14, 2013, China’s Jade Rabbit probe landed on the moon’s Sinus Iridium, a volcanic plate more commonly known as the Bay of Rainbows. The six-wheeled robotic vehicle will operate on the moon for...

Earth Made Moon

PHOTO: Flickr/PenguinBush This October, the journal Science published a new theory about our moon’s origin that would explain why planet Earth and the moon have many things in common. Two Harvard scientists believe that Earth’s moon is actually a piece of our planet...

What Lurks on Saturn's Moon, Titan?

By Kid Reporter ELIYA AHMAD, age 10 The Cassini mission sent a robotic spacecraft to orbit Saturn and study its planetary system. IMAGE: nasa.gov We might not be alone in our solar system. Astronomers think that one of Saturn’s moons, Titan, may have life; just a...

Earth's Lost Moon

Photo: flickr.com/Bluedharma By ALEXIA ALMONTE, Kid Reporter, age 11 Astronomers from the University of California at Santa Cruz think our moon once had a smaller sibling. Their theory is that the smaller moon was demolished when it crashed into its “big sister.” This...