NASA Drills into an Asteroid – level 2

26-10-2020 15:00

On Tuesday, NASA´s spacecraft drilled into an asteroid that was more than 160 million kilometers away from Earth.

It was a complicated operation which lasted five seconds. The operation was successful because the spacecraft collected a sample from the asteroid. Scientists all over the world were very excited because this happened for the first time in history. The spacecraft started its journey to the asteroid in 2016, and it moved around the asteroid for two years.

Asteroids are debris from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Scientists hope that when they study the sample, they will learn more about how life on Earth started.

Difficult words: sample (a small piece of something larger), debris (pieces of rock or broken things), formation (when something starts to exist).

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