Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Fish Discovered near California

Scientists are making new discoveries everyday, and they just discovered a new fish off the coast of California. I have to say, it looks pretty scary! Don't worry though, it leaves deep, deep, deep in the ocean. Humans could never see it in person, since it is so deep. Scientists caught this new fish, named the Black Devil Fish (for good reason), on video. Although this fish looks large it is really only about 3.5 inches. That is smaller than my hand! This is a picture of the female....

Check out the video scientists captured! Look close and you might see the tooth that has fallen almost out of the fishes mouth. Do you think their is a tooth fairy for fish?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How Do Rocks Get Their Colors?

Have you ever asked yourself how rocks get their colors? If you answered yes, you are not the only one. The best news about that? Wonderopolis is wondering that too, which means you can read, or listen, to the answer!!!! Click the URL below to find out! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spacecraft *Update*

Well friends, it is a sad day. On Saturday, November 15th, the spacecraft went dark, meaning it shut down. The spacecraft had enough battery to last 2.5 days and then was supposed to use it's solar panels to run. It needed 6 hours of sun to run, however, where it landed it only gets 1-2 hours. Not is all lost though, because the comet is orbiting and it might get enough sunlight to come back online. Only time will tell. Check out this video for more information.

Before it went dark, it did manage to send a few more pictures. Take a look...

Two things I still wonder about after learning about the spacecraft...
1. Will it come back online and give us more information?
2. I am evaluating whether it is right for us to send the spacecraft to the comet when we know it will be there forever. Do you think it is right for us to basically put litter in space? 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Spacecraft Lands on a Comet!

What? Did you really read that correct? 

Yes, you did! A robotic spacecraft has landed on a comet, a ball of ice and dust, between Mars and Jupiter. The spacecraft's name is ROLIS. 

Picture of the comet from ROLIS.

Why did scientists do it? They hope to learn how life began. Comets give us clues as to how life started. Check out the video for more information! (If the video doesn't show up at first, just click below and it should show up!) 

Feel free to leave comments about what you think about the comet landing below!