Mars Landing – level 2

23-02-2021 07:00

Last week, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed successfully on Mars. The journey to the Red Planet lasted six months, but the most dangerous part of the mission was the landing.

Several spacecrafts failed to land on Mars in the past, but Perseverance got through the thin atmosphere and landed safely. The rover landed in an area called the Jezero Crater, and scientists believe that there was water there in the past. The rover will collect rocks which scientists will study, and they will try to find signs of life.

The rover has six wheels and many cameras and it weighs a ton. It will spend at least two years exploring in the Jezero Crater.

Difficult words: Red Planet (the nickname for Mars because it is red), fail (to not be successful), atmosphere (the gasses around a planet), explore (to travel through a place and to learn about it).

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