Spacecraft photographs Mars – level 2

09-10-2014 15:00

India launched a spacecraft towards Mars in November 2013. It arrived in orbit last month, and it already took great pictures. The mission cost 74 million dollars.

One of the pictures shows the red planet from pole to pole, and it shows a large dust storm on the photograph. The spacecraft took the picture at a distance of 46,292 miles (74,500 km) above the planet.

Scientists expect the mission to last between 6 and 10 months.

Difficult words: launch (to make a spacecraft leave the Earth), pole to pole (the whole planet, from one point to another), last (to exist, be present there).

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