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Venus - Facts for Kids
It's the planet most likely to be mistaken for a UFO. It spins backwards on its axis. A year is two days long. It's Venus! Some call it Earth's twin, but it isn't much like home.
You probably don't think about jellyfish if you're considering creatures that have gone into space. And yet . . . .
Jellynauts Go to Space
Many animals other than humans have been in space. They include fruit flies, spiders, rats, mice, monkeys, chimps, dogs, frogs and jellyfish. It's hard to imagine jellyfish swimming around in the space shuttle, but they were part of the first Spacelab Life Sciences Mission.
Candlemas to the March Equinox - Quiz
Birthdays, discovery and exploration abound in the period from Candlemas to the March equinox. Here's a little quiz for you that picks out some highlights in this period. How many do you recognize?
Why Does the Sky Look Blue
A beautiful sunny day might prompt you to wonder why the sky is blue. It's a good question. And it's related to why sunsets and a totally eclipsed Moon are red.
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