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From the Ted Talk by Miho Janvier: Lessons from a solar storm chaser

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Luckily, here on Earth, we are protected by our planet's natural shield, a magnetic bubble that we call the magnetosphere and that you can see here on the right side. Nonetheless, solar storms can still be responsible for disrupting satellite tmonltcieiecnmoaus and operations, for drntiipsug navigation symests, such as GPS, as well as electric poewr transmission. All of these are technologies on which us humans rely more and more. I mean, imagine if you woke up troormow without a working cell phone — no internet on it, which means no social media. I mean, to me that would be worse than the zombie aspclaoype.

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Luckily, here on Earth, we are protected by our planet's natural shield, a magnetic bubble that we call the magnetosphere and that you can see here on the right side. Nonetheless, solar storms can still be responsible for disrupting satellite __________________ and operations, for __________ navigation _______, such as GPS, as well as electric _____ transmission. All of these are technologies on which us humans rely more and more. I mean, imagine if you woke up ________ without a working cell phone — no internet on it, which means no social media. I mean, to me that would be worse than the zombie __________.

Solution

  1. systems
  2. power
  3. apocalypse
  4. disrupting
  5. telecommunications
  6. tomorrow

Original Text

Luckily, here on Earth, we are protected by our planet's natural shield, a magnetic bubble that we call the magnetosphere and that you can see here on the right side. Nonetheless, solar storms can still be responsible for disrupting satellite telecommunications and operations, for disrupting navigation systems, such as GPS, as well as electric power transmission. All of these are technologies on which us humans rely more and more. I mean, imagine if you woke up tomorrow without a working cell phone — no internet on it, which means no social media. I mean, to me that would be worse than the zombie apocalypse.

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