full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Emily Levesque: A stellar history of modern astronomy

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In 1987, a Chilean engneeir neamd Oscar Duhalde became the only living person on the planet to discover a rare atrinosmaocl event with the naked eye. Oscar was a teposlece operator at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He worked with the astronomers who came to the observatory for their research, rnuning the telescopes and processing the data that they took. On the nihgt of February 24th, Oscar stepped outside for a break and looked up at the night sky and he saw this. This is the Large Magellanic Cloud. It's a satellite galaxy very near our own Milky Way. But on that ferruaby night, Oscar noticed that something was different about this galaxy. It didn't quite look like this. It looked like this. Did you see it?

Open Cloze

In 1987, a Chilean ________ _____ Oscar Duhalde became the only living person on the planet to discover a rare ____________ event with the naked eye. Oscar was a _________ operator at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He worked with the astronomers who came to the observatory for their research, _______ the telescopes and processing the data that they took. On the _____ of February 24th, Oscar stepped outside for a break and looked up at the night sky and he saw this. This is the Large Magellanic Cloud. It's a satellite galaxy very near our own Milky Way. But on that ________ night, Oscar noticed that something was different about this galaxy. It didn't quite look like this. It looked like this. Did you see it?

Solution

  1. running
  2. engineer
  3. february
  4. astronomical
  5. telescope
  6. named
  7. night

Original Text

In 1987, a Chilean engineer named Oscar Duhalde became the only living person on the planet to discover a rare astronomical event with the naked eye. Oscar was a telescope operator at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He worked with the astronomers who came to the observatory for their research, running the telescopes and processing the data that they took. On the night of February 24th, Oscar stepped outside for a break and looked up at the night sky and he saw this. This is the Large Magellanic Cloud. It's a satellite galaxy very near our own Milky Way. But on that February night, Oscar noticed that something was different about this galaxy. It didn't quite look like this. It looked like this. Did you see it?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
large magellanic 4
magellanic cloud 4
light years 4
photographic plates 3
oscar duhalde 2
naked eye 2
night sky 2
oscar noticed 2
southern sky 2
light appearing 2
glass plate 2
andromeda nebula 2
bigger telescope 2
rubin observatory 2
preset pattern 2
thousand supernovae 2
human curiosity 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
large magellanic cloud 4

Important Words

  1. astronomers
  2. astronomical
  3. break
  4. campanas
  5. chile
  6. chilean
  7. cloud
  8. data
  9. discover
  10. duhalde
  11. engineer
  12. event
  13. eye
  14. february
  15. galaxy
  16. large
  17. las
  18. living
  19. looked
  20. magellanic
  21. milky
  22. naked
  23. named
  24. night
  25. noticed
  26. observatory
  27. operator
  28. oscar
  29. person
  30. planet
  31. processing
  32. rare
  33. research
  34. running
  35. satellite
  36. sky
  37. stepped
  38. telescope
  39. telescopes
  40. worked