Female NASA Astronaut Makes History 

Female NASA Astronaut Makes History 

Christina Koch in space, 2019. Photo by NASA/Beth Wessinger Aisha Tabala Age 11 & Indykids staff On February 6, 2020, NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to earth having achieved the remarkable record of holding the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch,...

Water Discovered on Mars

By MARISA HIRSCHFIELD, age 11 PHOTO: Stuart Rankin There are still no signs of life on Mars, but flowing saltwater has been discovered. NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has spotted dark streaks on Mars, which turned out to be saltwater trickling down slopes....

Curiosity Rover Finds Liquid Water on Mars

By AMIA McDONALD, age 11 PHOTO: NASA Recent discoveries have proven that Mars has liquid brine (salty water) slightly beneath its surface. Mars has extremely low surface temperatures, ranging between 27 degrees Celsius at its equator and -133 degrees Celsius at its...

Strange Asteroid Resembles Lawn Sprinkler

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 10 Pan-STARRS survey telescope in Mauii, Hawaii. PHOTO: Sm3ghead In August 2013, NASA found a strange asteroid with six comet-like trails of dust resembling a rotating lawn sprinkler. Asteroids are small rocky bodies that orbit the sun and...