This spacecraft chased a comet for 6 billion kilometers - and finally caught up with it!
Space agency The European Space Agency (ESA) has succeeded after 10 yea[...]
A mysterious explosion rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater.
Scientists and officials say, that the explosion appears to have been caused by a sma[...]
BRRR! IT'S TOO COLD!
It's struggling to stay alive. Unable to move, it suffers from chills in the bitter, unforgiving cold. There is not enough insulation to keep it warm and hope[...]
Â THEY KEPT THEIR FINGERS CROSSED
Astronomers and skywatchers waited eagerly for the moment when they could catch the most spectacular falling-star show ever. Astronomers predicted[...]
BUT CAN'T MOVE AWAY
NASA's launch pads and multi-billion dollar buildings need to be near water so they are located close to the sea. But being so close to water is posing[...]
WHAT AN EVENTFUL WEEK
OOPS! This rocket didn't make it to space.
A Russian rocket carrying its most advanced communication satellite to date fell back [...]
NEVER A BORING DAY
All sorts of things happen around the world everyday - funny, sad, amazing, weird, wonderful ...Â It would take a person hours to read all the news about every s[...]
A SUPER QUIZ
Have you been reading The Whiz Times regularly? Today's Whiz Quiz will test you onÂ a wide range of topics. Those of you who have been reading our stories everyday wou[...]
A RARE SIGHT
It was a rare event - a total lunar eclipse. The moon totally disappeared from sight in North and South America on April 15, 2014. It was the first such eclipse since[...]
IT HAS BEEN ASLEEP FOR 3 YEARS
Philae has been asleep since 2011. But amazingly, it has remained in motion while in deep sleep in an extremely cold environment. It will have to wa[...]
THE LITTLE HOT PLANET
Do you know how Mercury got its name? According to mythology, Mercury was the fastest of the gods. Because the planet Mercury has the fastest orbit around th[...]
NOT JUST ANY ROCK
Would you like to own a piece of rock from outer space? If you do, you're not alone.
Hundreds of people in South Korea would like to own a space r[...]
SMALL & GETTING SMALLER
Mercury, the smallest planet in our Solar System, is closest to the Sun of the eight planets. Its surface temperature rises above 400 degrees Celsius i[...]
SO HUGE IT DWARFS OUR SUN
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy. Located 12,000 light years from Earth, it is 1,300 times larger than the Su[...]
MORE SPACE TRIVIA
Who's ready for another quiz on space trivia? This time it's about the storyÂ about the quest for Earth's twin. Read all about it in "The hunt for Planet Earthâ€™s [...]
DON'T GET SPACED OUT BY THIS QUIZ!
How amazing is our universe? It's so mysterious, huge, old and fascinating. For more than 2,000 yearsÂ since the ancient Greeks first tried to ma[...]
COULD ANOTHER EARTH BE OUT THERE?
European astronomers are on the hunt for another planet Earth. Could it possibly be a new home for humans?
The European Space Agency (ESA) annou[...]
DID SOMETHING FALL FROM THE SKY?
On February 18, 2014 at 10am, a loud boom was heard in the Argentina countryside. Residents of the province of Santa Fe felt the ground and buildi[...]
YOU KNEW IT COULDN'T BE EATEN
Remember the story that The Whiz Times brought to you about a jelly doughnut rock being discovered on Mars? Well, NASA scientists at first couldn't q[...]
13.6 BILLION YEARS OLD!
A very special star has been found. At 13.6 billion years old, it is the most ancient star ever seen. It was discovered on February 9, 2014 by astronomers [...]
A YUMMY-LOOKING ROCK
It's not fried or sugary, but it sure looks lipsmackingly delicious!
A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are[...]
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SPEND YOUR VACATION ON THE MOON OR EVEN MARS!
Have you ever dreamed of going to the moon? Wel[...]
A MEGA SPRING CLEANING IN SPACE
Not too long ago, The Whiz Times brought to you a story calledÂ Scientists to test "space broom".Â This special broomÂ could one day sweep up old spac[...]
TIME TO CLEAR UP ALL THAT SPACE JUNK
Japanese scientists are preparing to test a special broom that will help get rid of junk from outer space.
TOKYO, January 16, 2014 (AFP) -
HOT JETS OF PLASMA
The sun is a huge burning ball of hot gas. They are converted in the sun's core into energy which is released as light and heat. From time to time, violent erup[...]
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YES BUT NOT THE RAINY SORT!
The sun doesn't just provide us light and heat. It has a huge imp[...]
FROM EARTHLINGS TO MARTIANS
Planet Mars is freezing cold, dry and has no oxygen. It is FAR, FAR AWAY from Planet Earth - 55 million kilometres (or six months' travel) away. Yet, a[...]
THIS ROBOT BEHAVES LIKE A LIZARD
Abigaille can stick to walls and not fall off. It can even walk along walls. But it's not a lizard. It's a robot!
Scientists at the European Sp[...]
What a cool job! Astronauts gets to whiz off to outer space in a super fast rocket, float around weightlessly, get awesome views of our beautiful planet Earth, [...]
SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN OUTER SPACE
While many of us were having our Christmas Eve dinners, some astronauts were far away from planet Earth in outer space. They were working on the [...]
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DON'T GET GOBBLED UP BY THEM!
Black holes have a great appetite. They can gobble up stars and[...]
COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably stillÂ on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
THE "EXTREME" QUIZ!
Here's a quiz on some of the biggest, tallest and coldest stuff we know.
Put on your coolest thinking cap and score the highest score!
This Red Supergiant is about to Explode!
Astronomers have said that the biggest star in the universe is 'dying' and will eventually explode!
Using a telescope at the European Sou[...]
It was so Heavy it broke the Scales!
8 months ago in February, a piercing streak of light list up the morning Russian sky in the centreal Russian region of Chelyabinsk. It was not[...]
Another Planet just like Earth?Â
In a planetary system around 150 light years away, the right conditions for life appear to have once existed, and planets like Earth may have or[...]
All by itself in Space!
A single, lonely planet outside the solar system was found by astronomers on 10 October. But what's special about this planet is that it doesn't orbit a st[...]
Chris Hadfield, the awesome astronaut, even recorded a music video on a spaceship!
Remember the man who answered curious questions of students live from space? Click to see that[...]
A Russian capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals returned after a month! Scientists hope this trip of mice sent to space, will help th[...]
1.5 billion years old water source with chemicals found on Mars!
Question: If Dinosaurs disappeared from the surface of the earth millions of years before humans arrived on the pl[...]
No it is not what you think. Taking the two story
apartment to Mars is not the only problem
NASA is planning to bring humans for the first time to walk on Mars.
Not only tha[...]
NASA attempting to modify the heavens?
We are taking too much from the Earth. And now it might be time to go out in the heavens and look for more to satisfy our needs. Yes humans [...]
An Omelette? No I'd prefer a planet please.
Black holes at the centre of galaxies are usually inactive, or â€śasleepâ€ť. But once in many years, they might just want to get up for a[...]
Chatting with an astronaut in space!
On 15 March, many lucky school students had a live Questions and Answer (Q&A) session with an astronaut from space!
NASAâ€™s Curiosity rover back in action!
Do you remember NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity? Yes the same robot 'car' that was sent to Mars.
The robot landed on Mars last August and has b[...]
A search team arrived at a frozen lake in the hill town in Russia where a meteorite crash landed on Friday 14th February. What are the search teams hoping to find after the Russia [...]
A meteor explodes over Russia and leaves 1000
A 10 tonne meteor flew across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb on[...]
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