Celebrate World UFO Day: Learn All About Space!

Extraterrestrial Highway, near Area 51, Nevada. Road sign with UFO illustrations.
“Extraterrestrial Highway” Extraterrestrial Highway, near Area 51, Nevada. Larry Macdougal / First Light / Universal Images Group. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica ImageQuest. https://quest.eb.com/search/152_1596042/

What is a UFO? An Unidentified Flying Object, as the name suggests, is an object or phenomenon seen in the sky that cannot be identified or explained. Depending on who you ask, the term could refer to anything from alien spacecraft, to weather balloons and military drones, to smudges and light on the camera lens. World UFO Day is an awareness day celebrated by some on June 24 and by others on July 2, discussing and debating UFOs.

But while the existence of flying saucers and aliens is questioned, there is plenty to discover about space!

Start learning about planets, stars, galaxies, and more outer space facts with TrueFlix. These eBooks and short videos are a perfect introduction to space for ages 8 to 12! Then expand your knowledge of the solar system with ScienceFlix; discover space-related technology, exploration, careers, and the possibilities for life beyond Earth! ScienceFlix includes articles, activities, and more designed for ages 10 and up.

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