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Informational (nonfiction), 1,268 words, Spanish Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 810L
Curiosity on Mars introduces readers to NASA's Curiosity rover and describes its two-year mission-to discover if life ever existed on the Red Planet. Sit with the crew on Earth as Curiosity lands on Martian soil and begins to explore. The book explains how the rover uses satellites and other equipment to look for evidence of miscoscopic extraterrestrial life-forms hidden beneath rocks or buried under the soil and sends the information back to scientists on Earth. Photographs and diagrams support the text.
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