Fantastic Planets

The void that exists between celestial bodies is vast. How many rings does Saturn have? Where did galaxies come from? What is Dark Matter? How do astronauts travel through space? Where does science fiction end and science fact begin? Read these biographies of astronauts and the planets and galaxies they have explored.

Fantastic Planets

Links

  • Amazing Space
    From the Space Telescope Science Institute. Pretend you're an astronaut, play games, and more. For grades 4 and up.
  • ESA Kids
    A website for kids from the European Space Academy. Includes information about space, earth, and other cool facts about our universe. For grades 4 and up.
  • Exploring the Planets
    From the National Air and Space Museum. Explore comets, compare planets, take a trip on the Voyager and more! For grades 4 and up.
  • NASA History Division
    A history of astronauts and their biographies from NASA. For grades 4 and up.
  • Solar System Exploration - Kids
    A kids' page from NASA. Build your own models, submit pictures for the art gallery, watch videos and more. For 2nd grade and up.
  • The Space Place
    Games, projects, amazing facts, and more brought to you from NASA. For grades 3 and up.
  • Visible Earth
    From NASA. Images of our planet that can be searched by satellite, region, state, and more. For grades 4 and up.

NASA by explore

Learn more about The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Fantastic Planets and Adventurous Astronauts by explore

Read these biographies of astronauts and the planets and galaxies they have explored.

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