Discovery of Earth-Like Planet Outside of Solar System

By SADIE PRICE ELLIOTT, age 13 PHOTO: 好能開心/Flickr A recent planetary discovery brings hope of life on another world. NASA scientists have researched a planet called Kepler-452b that is the planet most like Earth ever recorded, but bigger and older. It’s the...

Planet of Diamonds?

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9 Image: KQEDQUEST Scientists at Yale University say they have found a planet 40 Light Years away from Earth whose surface is made up of diamond. The planet has been named 55 Cancri (can-cree). The planet’s radius is twice that of Earth’s and...

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...

A Planet Orbits Two Suns

By DANIEL IVKO, Kid Reporter, age 10 Photo: NASA.gov Astronomers have recently found a binary star system, a planet that orbits two suns.  The planet, Kepler-16b, was named after the telescope scientists used to discover it.  It is about the size of Saturn and...

Life On Another Planet?

PHOTO: ESO Scientists have discovered a new planet that might be able to support life. The planet may have water, which would be a sign that living things may exist there now. Scientists don’t plan to visit the new planet anytime soon–it is 20 light years away,...