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From the Ted Talk by James Green: 3 moons and a planet that could have alien life

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A few months ago the fairy tale came true. We announced to the world that we know what these streaks are. It's liquid water. These craters are weeping during the summer. liuqid water is flowing down these craters. So what are we going to do now — now that we see the water? Well, it tells us that Mars has all the ingredients necessary for life. In its past it had perhaps two-thirds of its northern hhirepemse — there was an ocean. It has weeping water right now. Liquid wtear on its surface. It has oarncgis. It has all the right conditions.

Open Cloze

A few months ago the fairy tale came true. We announced to the world that we know what these streaks are. It's liquid water. These craters are weeping during the summer. ______ water is flowing down these craters. So what are we going to do now — now that we see the water? Well, it tells us that Mars has all the ingredients necessary for life. In its past it had perhaps two-thirds of its northern __________ — there was an ocean. It has weeping water right now. Liquid _____ on its surface. It has ________. It has all the right conditions.

Solution

  1. water
  2. organics
  3. hemisphere
  4. liquid

Original Text

A few months ago the fairy tale came true. We announced to the world that we know what these streaks are. It's liquid water. These craters are weeping during the summer. Liquid water is flowing down these craters. So what are we going to do now — now that we see the water? Well, it tells us that Mars has all the ingredients necessary for life. In its past it had perhaps two-thirds of its northern hemisphere — there was an ocean. It has weeping water right now. Liquid water on its surface. It has organics. It has all the right conditions.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
liquid water 5
solar system 4
hydrothermal vents 4
traditional habitable 2
couple years 2

Important Words

  1. announced
  2. conditions
  3. craters
  4. fairy
  5. flowing
  6. hemisphere
  7. ingredients
  8. life
  9. liquid
  10. mars
  11. months
  12. northern
  13. ocean
  14. organics
  15. streaks
  16. summer
  17. surface
  18. tale
  19. tells
  20. true
  21. water
  22. weeping
  23. world