Oct 152012

There’s a new vehicle driving around on Mars. What is it hoping to find? Neil and Chris discuss the latest exploration of the red planet in this week’s 6 Minute English.

How long does it take Mars to go around, or orbit, the Sun? Is it:
a) 152 days
b) 687 days
c) 2024 days



remotely controlled: operated by a device not connected to the machine
orbit: the circular path a planet makes around another planet
rover: a car-like vehicle with no driver
seismometers: machines to measure movement under the surface of planets
earthquake: a sudden and violent movement in the ground
core: centre
molten: liquid rock or metal
obsessed: not able to stop thinking about something
diverse: different and varied


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