Astronomy

Get facts about astronomy. Learn about the moon, sun, stars, planets, galaxies, and more.


Astronomy Word Search DBL
Word search puzzles are a fun way to learn glossary terms for a subject. This word search has an out-of-this-world set of glossary terms dealing with astronomy. Find astronomy-themed words from the list in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions.  The puzzle is optimized to fit on a standard 8.5″x11″ sheet […]

Astronomy Word Search Puzzle


Full Moon (Ganapathy Kumar)
The full moon has many names. Some names are based on the Moon’s appearance, while other signify the meaning of a full moon during a certain month, season, or astronomical event. Here is a list of full moon names and what they mean. Full Moon Names for Appearance Sometimes the […]

Full Moon Names


Constellations Wordsearch Puzzle
Constellations are patterns we’ve assigned to groups of stars in the night sky. A constellations wordsearch is patterns of letters hidden in a sky of letters. Find the names of major constellations in this wordsearch puzzle. The names of the constellations can be found vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. The puzzle is […]

Constellations Wordsearch Puzzle



Data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko or the Rosetta Comet tells us how a comet smells. ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team
The Rosetta probe made incredible discoveries about comets by taking measurements of  67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Its ROSINA instrument (Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis) included two mass spectrometers that determined how a comet smells. If you think it smells like a dirty snowball, guess again (unless you find that snowball at […]

What Does a Comet Smell Like?