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From the Ted Talk by Lucianne Walkowicz: Look up for a change

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As a result, most of my cogaleelus who are astronomers spent at least part of their youth looking up at the sky in their bkcaryad. I never really had that enerixecpe, and, as a result, I'm really disappointing on camping trips. I don't really know many constellations. The ones I do know, you probably know them, too. But I'll never forget that experience of the first time I saw the dark nghit sky. And I was just flabbergasted at how many stars there were. And I felt tiny. Then I also felt like, "Where's this been hiding this whole time? Who's been hiding this sky from me?"

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As a result, most of my __________ who are astronomers spent at least part of their youth looking up at the sky in their ________. I never really had that __________, and, as a result, I'm really disappointing on camping trips. I don't really know many constellations. The ones I do know, you probably know them, too. But I'll never forget that experience of the first time I saw the dark _____ sky. And I was just flabbergasted at how many stars there were. And I felt tiny. Then I also felt like, "Where's this been hiding this whole time? Who's been hiding this sky from me?"

Solution

  1. night
  2. experience
  3. colleagues
  4. backyard

Original Text

As a result, most of my colleagues who are astronomers spent at least part of their youth looking up at the sky in their backyard. I never really had that experience, and, as a result, I'm really disappointing on camping trips. I don't really know many constellations. The ones I do know, you probably know them, too. But I'll never forget that experience of the first time I saw the dark night sky. And I was just flabbergasted at how many stars there were. And I felt tiny. Then I also felt like, "Where's this been hiding this whole time? Who's been hiding this sky from me?"

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Important Words

  1. astronomers
  2. backyard
  3. camping
  4. colleagues
  5. constellations
  6. dark
  7. disappointing
  8. experience
  9. felt
  10. flabbergasted
  11. forget
  12. hiding
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  21. trips
  22. youth