space probe noun [C]
UK /ˈspeɪs ˌprəʊb/ US /ˈspeɪs ˌproʊb/
a small spacecraft, with no one travelling in it, sent into space to make measurements and send back information to scientists on earth
UK /rɪˈməʊt/ US /rɪˈmoʊt/
remote adjective (DISTANT)
B2 far away in distance:
Australia is large, and remote from the great centres of population of the world.
asteroid noun [C]
UK /ˈæs.tər.ɔɪd/ US /ˈæs.tə.rɔɪd/
one of many large rocks that circle the sun
spot verb UK /spɒt/ US /spɑːt/
spot verb (SEE)
B2 [T] to see or notice someone or something, usually because you are looking hard:
I've just spotted Mark - he's over there, near the entrance.
If you spot any mistakes in the article just mark them with a pencil.
[+ -ing verb]
The police spotted him driving a stolen car.
[+ question word]
I soon spotted what was wrong with the printer.
The policewoman spotted that I hadn't got my seat belt on and signalled me to stop.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)