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"From the Ted Talk by Lucianne Walkowicz: Finding planets around other stars"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When we see these little dips in the light, we can determine a nuebmr of things. For one thing, we can determine that there's a planet there, but also how big that pnelat is and how far it is away from its parent star. That distance is really important because it tells us how much light the planet rvieeces overall. And that distance and knowing that amount of light is important because it's a little like you or I sniittg around a campfire: You want to be close enough to the campfire so that you're warm, but not so close that you're too toasty and you get burned.

Open Cloze

When we see these little dips in the light, we can determine a ______ of things. For one thing, we can determine that there's a planet there, but also how big that ______ is and how far it is away from its parent star. That distance is really important because it tells us how much light the planet ________ overall. And that distance and knowing that amount of light is important because it's a little like you or I _______ around a campfire: You want to be close enough to the campfire so that you're warm, but not so close that you're too toasty and you get burned.

Solution

  1. planet
  2. number
  3. receives
  4. sitting

Original Text

When we see these little dips in the light, we can determine a number of things. For one thing, we can determine that there's a planet there, but also how big that planet is and how far it is away from its parent star. That distance is really important because it tells us how much light the planet receives overall. And that distance and knowing that amount of light is important because it's a little like you or I sitting around a campfire: You want to be close enough to the campfire so that you're warm, but not so close that you're too toasty and you get burned.

Important Words

  1. amount
  2. big
  3. burned
  4. campfire
  5. close
  6. determine
  7. dips
  8. distance
  9. important
  10. knowing
  11. light
  12. number
  13. parent
  14. planet
  15. receives
  16. sitting
  17. star
  18. tells
  19. toasty
  20. warm