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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Cox: CERN's supercollider"

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And on some of those ptlaens, the oxygen, which had been created in that first generation of stars, could fuse with hydrogen to form water, lqiiud weatr on the surface. On at least one, and maybe only one of those planets, primitive life evovled, which evolved over millions of years into things that walked upright and left footprints about three and a half moillin years ago in the mud flats of Tanzania, and eventually left a footprint on another world. And built this civilization, this wonderful picture, that turned the darkness into light, and you can see the civilization from space. As one of my great heroes, Carl saagn, said, these are the things — and actually, not only these, but I was looking around — these are the things, like Saturn V rockets, and Sputnik, and DNA, and literature and seccine — these are the things that hydrogen aomts do when given 13.7 billion years.

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And on some of those _______, the oxygen, which had been created in that first generation of stars, could fuse with hydrogen to form water, ______ _____ on the surface. On at least one, and maybe only one of those planets, primitive life _______, which evolved over millions of years into things that walked upright and left footprints about three and a half _______ years ago in the mud flats of Tanzania, and eventually left a footprint on another world. And built this civilization, this wonderful picture, that turned the darkness into light, and you can see the civilization from space. As one of my great heroes, Carl _____, said, these are the things — and actually, not only these, but I was looking around — these are the things, like Saturn V rockets, and Sputnik, and DNA, and literature and _______ — these are the things that hydrogen _____ do when given 13.7 billion years.

Solution

  1. sagan
  2. water
  3. planets
  4. million
  5. science
  6. atoms
  7. evolved
  8. liquid

Original Text

And on some of those planets, the oxygen, which had been created in that first generation of stars, could fuse with hydrogen to form water, liquid water on the surface. On at least one, and maybe only one of those planets, primitive life evolved, which evolved over millions of years into things that walked upright and left footprints about three and a half million years ago in the mud flats of Tanzania, and eventually left a footprint on another world. And built this civilization, this wonderful picture, that turned the darkness into light, and you can see the civilization from space. As one of my great heroes, Carl Sagan, said, these are the things — and actually, not only these, but I was looking around — these are the things, like Saturn V rockets, and Sputnik, and DNA, and literature and science — these are the things that hydrogen atoms do when given 13.7 billion years.

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Important Words

  1. atoms
  2. billion
  3. built
  4. carl
  5. civilization
  6. created
  7. darkness
  8. dna
  9. eventually
  10. evolved
  11. flats
  12. footprint
  13. footprints
  14. form
  15. fuse
  16. generation
  17. great
  18. heroes
  19. hydrogen
  20. left
  21. life
  22. light
  23. liquid
  24. literature
  25. million
  26. millions
  27. mud
  28. oxygen
  29. picture
  30. planets
  31. primitive
  32. rockets
  33. sagan
  34. saturn
  35. science
  36. space
  37. sputnik
  38. stars
  39. surface
  40. tanzania
  41. turned
  42. upright
  43. walked
  44. water
  45. wonderful
  46. world
  47. years