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From the Ted Talk "Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?"

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Small changes give rise to big consequences. Small changes allow us to make discoveries, like the planet found by Herschel. Small changes turn our understanding of the universe on its head. So 42 supernovae, slightly too faint, meaning hlstigyl further away, requiring that a ervieusn must not just be nnxgaidpe, but this expansion must be acngertaleci, revealing a component of our universe which we now call dark energy, a pmoontnce that drives this expansion and makes up 68 percent of the energy budget of our universe today.

Open Cloze

Small changes give rise to big consequences. Small changes allow us to make discoveries, like the planet found by Herschel. Small changes turn our understanding of the universe on its head. So 42 supernovae, slightly too faint, meaning ________ further away, requiring that a ________ must not just be _________, but this expansion must be ____________, revealing a component of our universe which we now call dark energy, a _________ that drives this expansion and makes up 68 percent of the energy budget of our universe today.

Solution

  1. universe
  2. component
  3. slightly
  4. accelerating
  5. expanding

Original Text

Small changes give rise to big consequences. Small changes allow us to make discoveries, like the planet found by Herschel. Small changes turn our understanding of the universe on its head. So 42 supernovae, slightly too faint, meaning slightly further away, requiring that a universe must not just be expanding, but this expansion must be accelerating, revealing a component of our universe which we now call dark energy, a component that drives this expansion and makes up 68 percent of the energy budget of our universe today.

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collocation frequency
solar system 12
dark energy 11

Important Words

  1. accelerating
  2. big
  3. budget
  4. call
  5. component
  6. consequences
  7. dark
  8. discoveries
  9. drives
  10. energy
  11. expanding
  12. expansion
  13. faint
  14. give
  15. head
  16. herschel
  17. meaning
  18. percent
  19. planet
  20. requiring
  21. revealing
  22. rise
  23. slightly
  24. small
  25. supernovae
  26. today
  27. turn
  28. understanding
  29. universe