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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

At the beginning of the space exploration age 50 years ago only, the probes we sent in space revealed that the planets in our sloar System canlottnsy bathe in a stream of particles that are coming from the Sun and that we call the solar wind. And in the same way that global wind patterns here on Earth can be affected by hurricanes, the solar wind is sometimes afeetcfd by solar storms that I like to call "space hurricanes." When they arrive at planets, they can perturb the scpae environment, which in turn creates the norhretn or southern lghtis, for example, here on Earth, but also Saturn and also Jupiter.

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At the beginning of the space exploration age 50 years ago only, the probes we sent in space revealed that the planets in our _____ System __________ bathe in a stream of particles that are coming from the Sun and that we call the solar wind. And in the same way that global wind patterns here on Earth can be affected by hurricanes, the solar wind is sometimes ________ by solar storms that I like to call "space hurricanes." When they arrive at planets, they can perturb the _____ environment, which in turn creates the ________ or southern ______, for example, here on Earth, but also Saturn and also Jupiter.

Solution

  1. constantly
  2. affected
  3. solar
  4. lights
  5. space
  6. northern

Original Text

At the beginning of the space exploration age 50 years ago only, the probes we sent in space revealed that the planets in our Solar System constantly bathe in a stream of particles that are coming from the Sun and that we call the solar wind. And in the same way that global wind patterns here on Earth can be affected by hurricanes, the solar wind is sometimes affected by solar storms that I like to call "space hurricanes." When they arrive at planets, they can perturb the space environment, which in turn creates the northern or southern lights, for example, here on Earth, but also Saturn and also Jupiter.

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collocation frequency
solar storms 8
pale blue 3
blue dot 3

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collocation frequency
pale blue dot 3

Important Words

  1. affected
  2. age
  3. arrive
  4. bathe
  5. beginning
  6. call
  7. coming
  8. constantly
  9. creates
  10. earth
  11. environment
  12. exploration
  13. global
  14. hurricanes
  15. jupiter
  16. lights
  17. northern
  18. particles
  19. patterns
  20. perturb
  21. planets
  22. probes
  23. revealed
  24. saturn
  25. solar
  26. southern
  27. space
  28. storms
  29. stream
  30. sun
  31. system
  32. turn
  33. wind
  34. years