SpaceX Test Fires a Rocket That Could Send Humans to Mars

SpaceX Test Fires a Rocket That Could Send Humans to Mars

By Raya el Hajjar, age 12 SpaceX is a private rocket and spacecraft company. Its goal is to get humans to Mars, the moon and beyond using reusable rockets. Right now SpaceX is working on its new engine, the Raptor, which was test-fired in Texas in early February. The...

Interesting Habitable Zones in Space

By KAVI AHMED, age 11 Artist’s rendering of a planet Kepler-62f, which is located in the habitable zone of the star, Kepler-62. IMAGE: Wikimedia Commons A habitable planet is a large round body in space that travels around a star and can potentially support a living...

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...