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'Alien' asteroid in our solar system! - CBBC Newsround

'Alien' asteroid in our solar system! - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Scientists are now certain that an asteroid orbiting our sun is actually from a different solar system.
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Astronomers find second oldest object in universe - Kiwi Kids News

Astronomers find second oldest object in universe - Kiwi Kids News | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, scientists have announced the discovery of a galaxy that’s about 12.8 billion years old. It’s “only” about 1 billion years younger than the Big Bang, making it the second-oldest object ever discovered. At present, there is only one other, slightly older and more distant object like this …
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A new satellite to measure pollution - CBBC Newsround

A new satellite to measure pollution - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Built in the UK, it will create a map of the Earth's atmosphere as it journeys around the globe.
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Cassini Burns Into Saturn, a grand finale to a 20 year mission | The Kid Should See This

Cassini Burns Into Saturn, a grand finale to a 20 year mission | The Kid Should See This | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
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Sputnik at 60: The start of the space race - CBBC Newsround

Sputnik at 60: The start of the space race - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago today, a beach ball-sized satellite called Sputnik 1 was launched into space. Find out why this event was so important for space exploration.
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The Milky Way galaxy houses 100 million black holes

The Milky Way galaxy houses 100 million black holes | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Astronomers are estimating the number of black holes in galaxies of all sizes.
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Cassini's final picture sent to Earth - CBBC Newsround

Cassini's final picture sent to Earth - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
After an epic 20 years in space exploring Saturn's rings and moons, the Cassini space probe has crashed into the planet's atmosphere and sent its final image back to Earth.
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Cassini spacecraft takes its final bow

Cassini spacecraft takes its final bow | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Twenty years after it left Earth, NASA’s Cassini mission is about to end — with a crash into Saturn.
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First pictures of Saturn's rings sent by Cassini spacecraft - CBBC Newsround

First pictures of Saturn's rings sent by Cassini spacecraft - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it

The first pictures of Saturn's rings have been sent back by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft. APRIL 2017

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Mars crew return from mission - Kiwi Kids News

Mars crew return from mission - Kiwi Kids News | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
A group of six people that have been ‘living on Mars’ have arrived back. However, the group haven’t actually been to the red planet. Instead they’ve stayed in an isolation dome to find out what living on Mars would be like. The group have been on a remote Hawaiian volcano trying mimic what life would …
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Scientists Propose Redefining Planets To Include Pluto And Over 100 Celestial Bodies

Scientists Propose Redefining Planets To Include Pluto And Over 100 Celestial Bodies | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which promotes and safeguards the science of astronomy, passed a resolution that classified all celestial bodies, (except satellites) in our solar system into three distinct categories – planets, dwarf planets, and small Solar System Bodies. To qualify as a planet, the body had to orbit around the sun, have sufficient mass for its self-gravity to pull it into a round shape, and have cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. Since Pluto did not meet the third criterion, it was downgraded to a dwarf planet.
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How the SKA telescope will explore the Universe - CBBC Newsround

How the SKA telescope will explore the Universe - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
All you need to know about the creation of the world's most powerful radio telescope, set to discover new galaxies and maybe even find alie
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Want a tougher space suit? Just add liquid

Using a special liquid, engineers are designing new treatments for spacesuits so that they can better resist puncturing from tiny meteorites and other hazards.
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Strange shaped asteroid discovered - Kiwi Kids News

Strange shaped asteroid discovered - Kiwi Kids News | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science. Discovered on 19 October, the object’s speed and the path taken strongly suggested it originated in a planetary system around another star. Astronomers have been scrambling to observe the unique space rock, known as ‘Oumuamua, before …
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The Strangest Sights Cassini Saw: Postcards From Saturn | NPR's SKUNK BEAR

Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings - all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓
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Find out some fun facts about the Moon - CBBC Newsround

Find out some fun facts about the Moon - CBBC Newsround | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
The Harvest Moon has come, signalling the start of Autumn, so here are some facts about the ball of rock that orbits our little blue planet.
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Postcards from Saturn: The incredible images that Cassini sent home | The Kid Should See This

Postcards from Saturn: The incredible images that Cassini sent home | The Kid Should See This | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
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Spacesuit History

Spacesuit History | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
Astronauts could soon be getting a slick wardrobe update. Space X founder Elon Musk has announced a new design of spacesuit that he says will work better and look better too. But what does it take to make a spacesuit?
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Cassini Spacecraft

Cassini Spacecraft | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
On the 15th September, NASA's Cassini Spacecraft will nose-dive straight into Saturn! It'll be a dramatic end to an incredible journey of discovery which has taught us all sorts of new things about the sixth planet from the sun. Take a look at some of the awesome things Cassini has done.
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Cassini Spacecraft's 20-Year Mission Ends With A Fiery Explosion Into Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft's 20-Year Mission Ends With A Fiery Explosion Into Saturn | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
On September 15, 2017, Cassini’s 19 years, 11 months, 0 days, 3 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds long mission ended with a plunge into Saturn, the planet it had been orbiting for 13 years. The fiery demise was not accidental, but the result of a well-orchestrated plan to ensure that the spacecraft, which was running out of rocket propellant would not crash and pollute Saturn’s pristine moons.
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Cassini crashes into Saturn - Kiwi Kids News

Cassini crashes into Saturn - Kiwi Kids News | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
The space probe Cassini’s epic mission exploring Saturn is over after it crashed into the giant planet. Its journey had to come to an end because the probe had run out of fuel. It is just one month before it would have been the 20th anniversary of its launch. The team behind the Cassini mission …
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Astronomers Stumble Upon Our Galaxy's Smallest Known Star

Astronomers Stumble Upon Our Galaxy's Smallest Known Star | Space new for kids | Scoop.it

A team of astronomers, led by Alexander Boetticher of the University of Cambridge have stumbled upon what is being touted as our galaxy’s smallest known star. According to experts, EBLM J0555-57Ab, (57-Ab), which is slightly larger than Saturn, is the smallest possible size for a star. Boetticher says, “Had this star formed with only a slightly lower mass, the fusion reaction of hydrogen in its core could not be sustained, and the star would instead have transformed into a brown dwarf."

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space | Space new for kids | Scoop.it
When she comes back down to Earth this year, Peggy Whitson will have logged more than 650 days in space. She spoke to President Trump Monday morning.
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Make Pluto and the moon planets campaign launches

Make Pluto and the moon planets campaign launches | Space new for kids | Scoop.it

In a paper presented at an international planetary science conference in Texas, the scientists said shape and surface features, should determine what constitutes a planet.

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