Find out about the recently discovered dinosaur Daspletosaurus horneri. Specimens of this new tyrannosaur species have helped paleontologists understand how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, and also how they behaved! Continue reading
TRAPPIST-1 facts for kids & students. The discovery of seven new planets could take us one step further towards finding out whether or not we’re alone in the universe!
TRAPPIST-1 Facts: Introduction
In early 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized rocky planets in orbit around a star that – in astronomical terms – isn’t very far away.
The planetary system was found by a robotic telescope, and further discoveries were made by a telescope in outer space.
As if that didn’t already sound too much like science fiction rather than ‘science fact’, NASA confirmed that three or more of the planets could potentially hold liquid water – one of the key ingredients for life!
On this page, you’ll discover facts about the star known as TRAPPIST-1, and the planets in orbit around it. Continue reading
Mammals – the ultimate guide: facts and information for kids and students, with pictures and links to further reading.
Is a dolphin a mammal? On this page you’ll find out the answer to this often-asked question! You’ll also learn an interesting fact about dolphins and hippos … Continue reading