Pictures of Pluto – level 2

17-08-2017 07:00

Pluto is a dwarf planet at the end of the solar system, and an astronomer discovered it in 1930.

However, Pluto remained a mystery for decades because it is 7.2 billion kilometres from the earth. That was, until last week when a NASA probe flew by the planet. It took great images – you can see even structures smaller than a mile across.

The video in the Level 3 section shows an animation of Pluto’s images throughout history. You can see a great difference between the first and the last pictures.

Difficult words: dwarf (small), decade (10 years), probe (a spacecraft with no people in it).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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