NASA has a new machine on Mars - level 2, A12

NASA has a new machine on Mars - level 2, A12

08-08-2012 18:00

Curiosity is a machine made in the US and it is now on Mars. Curiosity landed on the surface of the Red Planet at just after 10.30 pm, California time, on August the 5th. This is a very important moment for space exploration.

Curiosity has six wheels. It is like of a small car. The landing wasn’t easy but it was successful. It used a special parachute for its landing.

The rover is a fantastic mobile laboratory which will now explore the planet and it will look for evidence of life on Mars. Its mission will take 98 weeks.

 

Interesting words: exploration (travelling through a place and looking for interesting things), rover (car for exploring), evidence (facts that show that something exists).

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