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From the Ted Talk by George Smoot: The design of the universe

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I'll show you the next movie. So this — we're going to zoom in. Notice this prtaetn and pay attention to this pattern. We're going to zoom in and zoom in. And you'll see there are all these filaments and srtuertucs and viods. And when a number of filaments come together in a knot, that makes a supercluster of galaxies. This one we're zooming in on is somewhere between 100,000 and a million galaxies in that smlal region. So we live in the boonies. We don't live in the center of the solar system, we don't live in the center of the galaxy and our galaxy's not in the ctener of the cluster.

Open Cloze

So I'll show you the next movie. So this — we're going to zoom in. Notice this _______ and pay attention to this pattern. We're going to zoom in and zoom in. And you'll see there are all these filaments and __________ and _____. And when a number of filaments come together in a knot, that makes a supercluster of galaxies. This one we're zooming in on is somewhere between 100,000 and a million galaxies in that _____ region. So we live in the boonies. We don't live in the center of the solar system, we don't live in the center of the galaxy and our galaxy's not in the ______ of the cluster.

Solution

  1. voids
  2. pattern
  3. center
  4. small
  5. structures

Original Text

So I'll show you the next movie. So this — we're going to zoom in. Notice this pattern and pay attention to this pattern. We're going to zoom in and zoom in. And you'll see there are all these filaments and structures and voids. And when a number of filaments come together in a knot, that makes a supercluster of galaxies. This one we're zooming in on is somewhere between 100,000 and a million galaxies in that small region. So we live in the boonies. We don't live in the center of the solar system, we don't live in the center of the galaxy and our galaxy's not in the center of the cluster.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. attention
  2. boonies
  3. center
  4. cluster
  5. filaments
  6. galaxies
  7. galaxy
  8. knot
  9. live
  10. million
  11. movie
  12. notice
  13. number
  14. pattern
  15. pay
  16. region
  17. show
  18. small
  19. solar
  20. structures
  21. supercluster
  22. system
  23. voids
  24. zoom
  25. zooming