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From the Ted Talk "Lucianne Walkowicz: Look up for a change"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, like I said, I'm a big fan of technology. Obviously, I use technology every day; I'm a scientist. And there's this tendency to say that it's progress that — you know, I'm not suggesting we're going to all go live by tidlachnlge. Indeed, technology is allowing us to access the sky in ways that are impossible otherwise. One of the greatest examples of this is, of course, the Hubble Space Telescope. The bublhe went up into space, it returns piescutr daily, and it allows us to see things that we are incapable of seeing with our naked eye, in yasw that we've never been able to do before in all of human htiyrso. Other eplexams of this would be planetarium shows. In the past couple of years, planetarium shows have become more high-tech with these great visualizations, and even though this isn't access directly to the sky, it's at least access to our knowledge about the sky. And indeed, we can experience the sky in a lprauitnaem in a way that is impossible for us to do just sitting out and looking in the rkad.

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Now, like I said, I'm a big fan of technology. Obviously, I use technology every day; I'm a scientist. And there's this tendency to say that it's progress that — you know, I'm not suggesting we're going to all go live by ___________. Indeed, technology is allowing us to access the sky in ways that are impossible otherwise. One of the greatest examples of this is, of course, the Hubble Space Telescope. The ______ went up into space, it returns ________ daily, and it allows us to see things that we are incapable of seeing with our naked eye, in ____ that we've never been able to do before in all of human _______. Other ________ of this would be planetarium shows. In the past couple of years, planetarium shows have become more high-tech with these great visualizations, and even though this isn't access directly to the sky, it's at least access to our knowledge about the sky. And indeed, we can experience the sky in a ___________ in a way that is impossible for us to do just sitting out and looking in the ____.

Solution

  1. hubble
  2. candlelight
  3. ways
  4. pictures
  5. dark
  6. planetarium
  7. examples
  8. history

Original Text

Now, like I said, I'm a big fan of technology. Obviously, I use technology every day; I'm a scientist. And there's this tendency to say that it's progress that — you know, I'm not suggesting we're going to all go live by candlelight. Indeed, technology is allowing us to access the sky in ways that are impossible otherwise. One of the greatest examples of this is, of course, the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble went up into space, it returns pictures daily, and it allows us to see things that we are incapable of seeing with our naked eye, in ways that we've never been able to do before in all of human history. Other examples of this would be planetarium shows. In the past couple of years, planetarium shows have become more high-tech with these great visualizations, and even though this isn't access directly to the sky, it's at least access to our knowledge about the sky. And indeed, we can experience the sky in a planetarium in a way that is impossible for us to do just sitting out and looking in the dark.

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Important Words

  1. access
  2. allowing
  3. big
  4. candlelight
  5. couple
  6. daily
  7. dark
  8. examples
  9. experience
  10. eye
  11. fan
  12. great
  13. greatest
  14. history
  15. hubble
  16. human
  17. impossible
  18. incapable
  19. knowledge
  20. live
  21. naked
  22. pictures
  23. planetarium
  24. progress
  25. returns
  26. scientist
  27. shows
  28. sitting
  29. sky
  30. space
  31. suggesting
  32. technology
  33. telescope
  34. tendency
  35. visualizations
  36. ways
  37. years