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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 still 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!
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
Cuteness combined with Technology!
The Whiz Times brought you a story about the world's first robot astronaut named "Kirobo" and how he was sent to the International Space Station[...]
It all went well!
Last week we told you India was getting ready for it's very first Mars mission. The news is that just yesterday 5 October, India's first mission to Mars blasted [...]
Blast-off will be Next Week!
India is planning to send its first ever interplanetary space probe to Mars next week. But the head of India's space agency has warned of how difficul[...]
Don't think you could live here!
Guess how cold the coldest place in the universe is? It's just one degree above absolute zero, the temperatures at which all atoms freeze!
What will they find in the Asteroid samples?
A new space cannon to be launched by the Hayabusa-2 probe that can blast a crater in an asteroid to find out what it is made of has[...]
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[...]
Another Planet just like Earth?
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[...]
Ever thought of blasting off to outer space and living on Mars? The idea that this can actually be done is slowly becoming more real after a recent discovery. Scie[...]
Way back in the 1960s, the stars of US and Soviet space programmes were often not humans, but dogs and monkeys!
Now Iran has decided the best four-legged candida[...]
3-2-1 BLAST OFF!
Another story about Japan, but this time it's not about typhoons. This is all about a super-cool rocket! Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted [...]
A Journey Beyond the Stars for this Spacecraft!
Our solar system is a really exciting place. It's full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and many other strange and wonderfu[...]
NASA may Narrow it Down to just One Asteroid!
There's a very special hunt going on in the USA at the moment. No, it's not a search for criminals on the run, or even an escaped[...]
This is Nothing like You've Ever Seen Before!
The Whiz Times brings you some awesome pictures of space objects.
They are really amazing to look at and will make you want to be [...]
Get Ready for Some Starry Meteor Fireworks!
Do you just love looking into the night sky, looking at stars, planets or the moon? If you do, you are officially a stargazer!
A One-Way ticket to Mars!
Would you like to travel to the planet Mars and live there? But would you like to live there forever and never return to Earth? Thousands of people thi[...]
Kirobo to Reunite with Astronaut Buddy Later this Year!!
A tiny Japanese robot is now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) where it will wait for a Japanese astro[...]
Neptune's New Moon is Teeny-Tiny!
NASA has spotted a tiny new moon circling Neptune -- the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet. The moon is the smallest ever seen aroun[...]
AND THE FIRST ANDROID TO TRAVEL TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS...
In a scene straight out of Star Wars, a tiny robot wearing bright red boots answered questions from [...]
Your Teacher is in Space!
When you sit right at the back of your classroom, the teacher seems really far away, right? But imagine if your teacher was teaching you from space[...]
First Woman in Space Now Ready for Mars!
The first woman to ever go to space, Valentina Tereshkova from Russia, said she was ready to fly to Mars, even if it would be just a o[...]
Only Six Hours to Space!
Three astronauts blasted off in a capsule on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket. Where were they going? To the International Space Station! Their schedule is[...]
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[...]
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 “asleep”. 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!
NASA’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[...]
Machines going to the outer space from earth, looking for asteroids with Gold and platinum deposits, catching them and bringing them back to earth.
No, this isn't science fictio[...]
We are actually living inside Super computers!
Scientists think the Universe is actually a game being played inside super computers!!
All of us might have been fooled all alo[...]
A comet left behind big rocks and ice chunks. They are
now falling on the Earth to produce a spectacular
fireshow. Watch the Orionid meteor showers coming
towards the earth.
New celestial discoveries
It has been an exciting week for astronomers! We have found new planets! These are- one new planet that is now our closest neighbour outside our solar sy[...]
Click the image to see and share the full Whiz Funnies cartoon!
Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the guy who attempted the highest skydive from the edge of space?
Click the image to see the full Whiz Funnies cartoon
In a recent news, astronauts at the International Space
Station will be getting ice cream treats!
More Whiz Funnies here
Are there blueberries on Mars? NASA’s Opportunity, a robotic vehicle designed to travel around Mars has discovered a crop of mysterious spheres, about 3mm in diameter. [...]
The Whiz News This week video for the third Week of September 2012.
Fun and wholesome news for kids and the entire family!
Want to get more such fun stories? For loads of inf[...]
Has your mom or dad ever asked you to clean up your room because there was too much junk on the floor?
Most likely, they have.
The first man ever to walk on the moon, died on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
American Astronaut Neil Armstrong was one of the most famous astronauts ever. As the first man to s[...]
When you go back to school, are you going to write a story or draw a picture about your summer vacation?
Did you go camping? Were you at an amusement park to ride roller coaste[...]
In The Whiz News This Week for 2nd week of August 2012, here are the Week's highlights for The Whiz News for Kids, Parents, Families and Schools:
Floods in Manila, the capital [...]
Think about it. In the beginning of time, the Universe was a ball of gas with no mass.
how long back was the beginning of time?
13.7 Billion years ago! Yes that's[...]
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