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From the Ted Talk by John C. Mather: How the James Webb Space Telescope will unfold the universe

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So the next thing is, what did we see? We focused the telescope and took some peuitrcs of the same star we lekood at with the Webb. So the fuzzy picture is the Spitzer Space tcsleopee launched in 2003. The sharp ptucrie is the new Webb telescope. We were so thrilled that it worked. We got a nice, sharp image of the star, and we can calculate now the sensitivity of this object, that if you were a bumblebee, a sarque centimeter object hovering at the distance of the Moon from the Earth, away from the telescope, we would be able to see you, both the sunlight you reflect and the heat you emit. So there are no bbluebmees in space, but there's something out there that we don't know. And I'm so sure that we're going to get a great surprise from this telescope.

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So the next thing is, what did we see? We focused the telescope and took some ________ of the same star we ______ at with the Webb. So the fuzzy picture is the Spitzer Space _________ launched in 2003. The sharp _______ is the new Webb telescope. We were so thrilled that it worked. We got a nice, sharp image of the star, and we can calculate now the sensitivity of this object, that if you were a bumblebee, a ______ centimeter object hovering at the distance of the Moon from the Earth, away from the telescope, we would be able to see you, both the sunlight you reflect and the heat you emit. So there are no __________ in space, but there's something out there that we don't know. And I'm so sure that we're going to get a great surprise from this telescope.

Solution

  1. square
  2. telescope
  3. picture
  4. bumblebees
  5. looked
  6. pictures

Original Text

So the next thing is, what did we see? We focused the telescope and took some pictures of the same star we looked at with the Webb. So the fuzzy picture is the Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003. The sharp picture is the new Webb telescope. We were so thrilled that it worked. We got a nice, sharp image of the star, and we can calculate now the sensitivity of this object, that if you were a bumblebee, a square centimeter object hovering at the distance of the Moon from the Earth, away from the telescope, we would be able to see you, both the sunlight you reflect and the heat you emit. So there are no bumblebees in space, but there's something out there that we don't know. And I'm so sure that we're going to get a great surprise from this telescope.

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