# outer space

## Counting Stars with the Cows

November 17th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Liam F. asked us a great double-question: how many stars are in the universe, and how many can we see? Read on to find out – and get starry-eyed with the math in the galaxy and beyond!

## Stairway to the Moon

October 18th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Quinn F. asked us, how many stairs would you need to walk to the Moon? Read on to find out, and step up with the math behind this fun fan question!

## How to Watch for Astronauts

September 27th, 2022

Airplanes aren’t the only things that fly above our heads. Smaller machines called satellites are circling around much higher in space. And you can actually track them to see which ones are above you! Read on to fly high with the math in satellite searching.

## Trip to the Sun

September 13th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Dillon M. asked us, how do we measure the distance from the Earth to the Sun? Read on to find out the answer to this great question, and do the out-of-this-world math!

September 8th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Evy H. asked us, how much does the Sun weigh? Read on to find out, and weigh in on the math in outer space objects!

## Three Birthdays Every Day

August 21st, 2022

We have to wait a whole 365 days for our birthdays to come around again. But what if we lived on a planet where we only had to wait a few hours? Well, there’s one planet out there where this could happen! Read on to find out more about Kepler-78b, and do the math to see how often you’d get to eat cake and celebrate.

## 3, 2, 1, Blast-Off!

July 15th, 2022

It’s hard work to lift things, especially when they’re heavy. So just imagine how hard a rocket has to work when it’s blasting into space and carrying thousands of gallons of fuel! Read on to get carried away with spaceship math that’s out of this world.

## Watch Out for Space Junk

May 21st, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Chloe H. asked us a great question: how many times could you fly around the world in a spaceship in one day? Read on to find out, and fly through the space math!

## Get in Line – with Saturn and Mars

October 15th, 2021

When we look at the stars in the night sky, we see that our planet Earth isn’t the only ball of rock whizzing through space. There are 7 other major planets gong around the Sun, the Moon – our nearest neighbor – and a lot more. The Moon sounds like it’s far away, almost a quarter million miles, but someone figured out that all the other planets could fit perfectly lined up in that space! Read on to do the math on the space in space.

## Donut in Outer Space

May 22nd, 2021

What could be better than a glazed donut with sprinkles? A flying glazed donut with sprinkles, of course! Read on to see how one donut soars above the rest – and do the delicious donut math.

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