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"From the Ted Talk by Nathalie Cabrol: How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life"

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Look at the saolr system, and look at the Earth. On Earth, there are many intelligent species, but only one has achieved technology. Right here in the journey of our own solar system, there is a very, very powerful msagsee that says here's how we should look for alien life, slmal and big. So yeah, microbes are talking and we are listening, and they are taking us, one planet at a time and one moon at a time, towards their big brothers out there. And they are telling us about diversity, they are tnilleg us about abundance of life, and they are telling us how this life has survived thus far to reach civilization, itegnclnleie, technology and, indeed, philosophy.

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Look at the _____ system, and look at the Earth. On Earth, there are many intelligent species, but only one has achieved technology. Right here in the journey of our own solar system, there is a very, very powerful _______ that says here's how we should look for alien life, _____ and big. So yeah, microbes are talking and we are listening, and they are taking us, one planet at a time and one moon at a time, towards their big brothers out there. And they are telling us about diversity, they are _______ us about abundance of life, and they are telling us how this life has survived thus far to reach civilization, ____________, technology and, indeed, philosophy.

Solution

  1. intelligence
  2. solar
  3. telling
  4. message
  5. small

Original Text

Look at the solar system, and look at the Earth. On Earth, there are many intelligent species, but only one has achieved technology. Right here in the journey of our own solar system, there is a very, very powerful message that says here's how we should look for alien life, small and big. So yeah, microbes are talking and we are listening, and they are taking us, one planet at a time and one moon at a time, towards their big brothers out there. And they are telling us about diversity, they are telling us about abundance of life, and they are telling us how this life has survived thus far to reach civilization, intelligence, technology and, indeed, philosophy.

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solar system 11
billion years 8
time machine 5
extreme environments 3
long time 3

Important Words

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  2. achieved
  3. alien
  4. big
  5. brothers
  6. civilization
  7. diversity
  8. earth
  9. intelligence
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  11. journey
  12. life
  13. listening
  14. message
  15. microbes
  16. moon
  17. philosophy
  18. planet
  19. powerful
  20. reach
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  22. solar
  23. species
  24. survived
  25. system
  26. talking
  27. technology
  28. telling
  29. time
  30. yeah