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"From the Ted Talk by Lucianne Walkowicz: Let's not use Mars as a backup planet"

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Even in just the past few years, we've greatly expanded our knowledge of how Earth fits within the cnetxot of our uinsrvee. NASA's Kepler mission has discovered thousands of potential planets around other stars, indicating that Earth is but one of billions of planets in our galaxy. Kepler is a space telescope that mearseus the subtle dimming of stars as planets pass in fonrt of them, blocking just a little bit of that lhgit from reaching us. Kepler's data raveels planets' sizes as well as their ditsnace from their parent star. Together, this helps us unrdntsead whether these planets are small and rocky, like the terrestrial planets in our own Solar sysetm, and also how much light they receive from their parent sun. In turn, this provides clues as to whether these planets that we discover might be habitable or not.

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Even in just the past few years, we've greatly expanded our knowledge of how Earth fits within the _______ of our ________. NASA's Kepler mission has discovered thousands of potential planets around other stars, indicating that Earth is but one of billions of planets in our galaxy. Kepler is a space telescope that ________ the subtle dimming of stars as planets pass in _____ of them, blocking just a little bit of that _____ from reaching us. Kepler's data _______ planets' sizes as well as their ________ from their parent star. Together, this helps us __________ whether these planets are small and rocky, like the terrestrial planets in our own Solar ______, and also how much light they receive from their parent sun. In turn, this provides clues as to whether these planets that we discover might be habitable or not.

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  1. reveals
  2. distance
  3. light
  4. measures
  5. system
  6. understand
  7. context
  8. universe
  9. front

Original Text

Even in just the past few years, we've greatly expanded our knowledge of how Earth fits within the context of our universe. NASA's Kepler mission has discovered thousands of potential planets around other stars, indicating that Earth is but one of billions of planets in our galaxy. Kepler is a space telescope that measures the subtle dimming of stars as planets pass in front of them, blocking just a little bit of that light from reaching us. Kepler's data reveals planets' sizes as well as their distance from their parent star. Together, this helps us understand whether these planets are small and rocky, like the terrestrial planets in our own Solar System, and also how much light they receive from their parent sun. In turn, this provides clues as to whether these planets that we discover might be habitable or not.

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