By- Kelly Z.
Space probes are all different in many ways. Some are made to just take pictures of the planet and others are made to land on a planet and sometimes take samples of the planet. A lot of space probes are sent to a certain planet to measure how big the planet is and what it is made of. Space probes are constantly collecting information and sending it back to earth for scientists to study.
Space probes often don't come back to earth. A lot of space probes are made to stop working in a certain amount of time like the space probes Spirit and Opportunity. They were twin robots who looked almost the same but were equipped with different tools to explore Mars. They were launched 3 weeks apart and landed on different parts of Mars. Scientists on Earth controlled every move that the space probes made from Earth. Both space probes eventually stopped working and are still on Mars.
Link for more information on space probes~
Types of Space Probes
Mariner 10 (Photo Above)
VIdeo About Space Probes
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