The Space Journey: Marcus and Mariana's Adventures with Uncle Albert

By Christer Fuglesang

Sooner or later, brother and sister Markus and Mariana visit stopover at their Uncle Albert. He continually has anything exiting occurring, yet they couldn’t think that he might construct his personal spaceship. all at once the 3 of them are capturing out into the universe, heading for Mars. The adventures on their area trip are past their wildest desires.

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Eight the 3 Mars explorers and freeloader Max in Mariana’s helmet make their as far back as Uncle Albert’s antiproton spaceship. yet now not till either Markus and Mariana have waved, jumped and danced in entrance of Spirit’s digital camera. Max wiggled his tail and was hoping that one among his mouse pals within the woodland might see him. on the rocket Uncle Albert takes out a spade and a small bucket. “But Uncle Albert, do you need to play within the sand? i suppose this position is sort of a sizeable sandbox, yet you're a little previous for this, don’t you're thinking that? ” teases Markus. ”No, yet i'm as curious as the entire different scientists approximately no matter if there exists, or has existed, a few type of basic existence shape right here on Mars. Small micro organism for example. So we’ll deliver a few sand again to Earth which i will examine within the lab at domestic. ” Uncle Albert starts off digging, taking a few sand the following and there and placing it within the bucket, whereas the youngsters support one another climb again into the Moona-Lisa. 6 Uncle Albert starts off up the rocket engines and in a flash they've got left Mars. After a minute or they seize a glimpse of the planet’s tiny moons, Phobos and Deimos. yet quickly the spaceship leaves either Mars and its moons a long way at the back of. ”Look for your left! quickly we'll be passing Jupiter, the sunlight system’s greatest planet. it really is like a tremendous ball of gasoline. Do you notice the typhoon in the midst of the planet? it truly is referred to as the nice darkish Spot and is double the scale of the Earth. it's been lively for numerous hundred years. “Ooo, fortunate we’re now not touchdown there. ” “And over there I see Saturn. The jewelry are so transparent. ” Mariana seems to be out of definitely the right window with Max. They can’t see the 2 final planets, Uranus and Neptune, simply because they're at the different aspect of the sunlight. *9 “Do you recognize it takes one hundred sixty five years for Neptune to revolve one lap round the sunlight and that it's 30 instances farther from the solar that the Earth,” says Mariana to Markus. “Cool, how are you aware that? ” ”Check it out! i discovered Uncle Albert’s rocket computing device and there’s a whole bunch fascinating issues to learn and view. ” the youngsters browse the pc and skim approximately this and that. the data is generally approximately planets and stars, yet there also are enjoyable articles approximately geography and historical past. They discover a cool article approximately dinosaurs. “Oh, it might be so cool to fulfill a true dinosaur,” Markus sighs. Mariana has long gone as much as Uncle Albert who turns out busy with anything he's peering into. “Uncle Albert, what are you doing? And the place are we headed? ” “Look right here! ” he says. “It’s the spaceship’s telescope. it truly is a number of occasions larger than the Hubble telescope*10. I outfitted it myself,” he provides proudly. ”I don’t doubt it. yet what are you taking a look at? ” “I’m searching for small planets. ” “How small? And why in basic terms small planets? ” “Well, now not tiny. in truth I’m trying to find planets concerning the measurement of the Earth, simply because that’s the place i feel there’s the most important probability of discovering lifetime of a few sort. ” “Little eco-friendly aliens!? ” shouts Markus, overjoyed. ”Well, who is aware? yet i am hoping to discover whatever intriguing. Our first vacation spot is Sirius.

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