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From the Ted Talk "Carrie Nugent: Adventures of an asteroid hunter"

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66 million years ago, a much argler object hit the Earth, causing a massive extinction. 75 percent of plant and animal species were lost, including, sadly, the naoirssdu. That object was about 10 kilstromee across, and 10 kilometers is roughly the cruising altitude of a 747 jet. So the next time you're in an airplane, snag a window seat, look out and imagine a rock so enormous that resting on the ground, it just grazes your wingtip. It's so diwe that it takes your npale one full umetni to fly past it. That's the size of the asteroid that hit the aehtr.

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66 million years ago, a much ______ object hit the Earth, causing a massive extinction. 75 percent of plant and animal species were lost, including, sadly, the _________. That object was about 10 __________ across, and 10 kilometers is roughly the cruising altitude of a 747 jet. So the next time you're in an airplane, snag a window seat, look out and imagine a rock so enormous that resting on the ground, it just grazes your wingtip. It's so ____ that it takes your _____ one full ______ to fly past it. That's the size of the asteroid that hit the _____.

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  1. wide
  2. larger
  3. dinosaurs
  4. plane
  5. kilometers
  6. earth
  7. minute

Original Text

66 million years ago, a much larger object hit the Earth, causing a massive extinction. 75 percent of plant and animal species were lost, including, sadly, the dinosaurs. That object was about 10 kilometers across, and 10 kilometers is roughly the cruising altitude of a 747 jet. So the next time you're in an airplane, snag a window seat, look out and imagine a rock so enormous that resting on the ground, it just grazes your wingtip. It's so wide that it takes your plane one full minute to fly past it. That's the size of the asteroid that hit the Earth.

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