The 7 Coolest Active Space Probes

We’ve sent thousands of things into space over the years! Many of them just orbit the Earth, and some are flying out past the edges of the Solar System. In this episode, we present our favorite currently active space probes! We’re conducting a survey of our viewers! Continue reading

Toronto students become published scientists after sending worms to space – Globe and Mail

The four students were in grades 8 through 12 when they first proposed shooting a tube of microscopic worms into orbit so they could study the effects of low gravity on muscle deterioration

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Mars is on its way closer to Earth — and you can see it for yourself | CBC News

If you’ve taken a look at the southeastern sky after midnight recently, you may have noticed what appears to be a red star rising in the east. But that’s no star. It’s Mars — and it is about to get closer to Earth than it has been in a very long time. Continue reading