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From the Ted Talk "Lucianne Walkowicz: Let's not use Mars as a backup planet"

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Consider our ohbrigen, Mars. Mars is small and rocky, and though it's a bit far from the Sun, it might be considered a potentially habitable world if found by a mission like Kepler. Indeed, it's possible that Mars was habitable in the past, and in part, this is why we study Mars so much. Our eovrsr, like Curiosity, crawl across its surface, scratching for clues as to the origins of life as we know it. Orbiters like the MAVEN mission sample the Martian eospremhat, trying to understand how Mars might have lost its past habitability. Private spaceflight niacpmoes now offer not just a short trip to near space but the ntgaiznliat possibility of living our ievsl on Mars.

Open Cloze

Consider our ________, Mars. Mars is small and rocky, and though it's a bit far from the Sun, it might be considered a potentially habitable world if found by a mission like Kepler. Indeed, it's possible that Mars was habitable in the past, and in part, this is why we study Mars so much. Our ______, like Curiosity, crawl across its surface, scratching for clues as to the origins of ____ as we know it. Orbiters like the MAVEN mission sample the Martian __________, trying to understand how Mars might have lost its past habitability. Private spaceflight _________ now offer not just a short trip to near space but the ___________ possibility of living our _____ on Mars.

Solution

  1. atmosphere
  2. companies
  3. life
  4. tantalizing
  5. neighbor
  6. rovers
  7. lives

Original Text

Consider our neighbor, Mars. Mars is small and rocky, and though it's a bit far from the Sun, it might be considered a potentially habitable world if found by a mission like Kepler. Indeed, it's possible that Mars was habitable in the past, and in part, this is why we study Mars so much. Our rovers, like Curiosity, crawl across its surface, scratching for clues as to the origins of life as we know it. Orbiters like the MAVEN mission sample the Martian atmosphere, trying to understand how Mars might have lost its past habitability. Private spaceflight companies now offer not just a short trip to near space but the tantalizing possibility of living our lives on Mars.

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interplanetary exploration 3

Important Words

  1. atmosphere
  2. bit
  3. clues
  4. companies
  5. considered
  6. crawl
  7. curiosity
  8. habitability
  9. habitable
  10. kepler
  11. life
  12. lives
  13. living
  14. lost
  15. mars
  16. martian
  17. maven
  18. mission
  19. neighbor
  20. offer
  21. orbiters
  22. origins
  23. part
  24. possibility
  25. potentially
  26. private
  27. rocky
  28. rovers
  29. sample
  30. scratching
  31. short
  32. small
  33. space
  34. spaceflight
  35. study
  36. sun
  37. surface
  38. tantalizing
  39. trip
  40. understand
  41. world