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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

You see the whole big picture? The beginning of time is funny — it's on the outside, right? And then there's a part of the universe we can't see because it's so dense and so hot, lihgt can't ecpsae. It's like you can't see to the center of the Sun; you have to use other techniques to know what's going on inside the Sun. But you can see the edge of the Sun, and the universe gets that way, and you can see that. And then you see this sort of model area around the outside, and that is the radiation coming from the Big Bang, which is actually incredibly uniform. The uisnrvee is almost a peercft sphere, but there are these very tiny variations which we show here in great eatgxigaoren. And from them in the time sequence we're going to have to go from these tiny variations to these irregular galaxies and first sarts to these more advanced galaxies, and eventually the solar styesm, and so forth.

Open Cloze

You see the whole big picture? The beginning of time is funny — it's on the outside, right? And then there's a part of the universe we can't see because it's so dense and so hot, _____ can't ______. It's like you can't see to the center of the Sun; you have to use other techniques to know what's going on inside the Sun. But you can see the edge of the Sun, and the universe gets that way, and you can see that. And then you see this sort of model area around the outside, and that is the radiation coming from the Big Bang, which is actually incredibly uniform. The ________ is almost a _______ sphere, but there are these very tiny variations which we show here in great ____________. And from them in the time sequence we're going to have to go from these tiny variations to these irregular galaxies and first _____ to these more advanced galaxies, and eventually the solar ______, and so forth.

Solution

  1. escape
  2. exaggeration
  3. perfect
  4. universe
  5. system
  6. stars
  7. light

Original Text

You see the whole big picture? The beginning of time is funny — it's on the outside, right? And then there's a part of the universe we can't see because it's so dense and so hot, light can't escape. It's like you can't see to the center of the Sun; you have to use other techniques to know what's going on inside the Sun. But you can see the edge of the Sun, and the universe gets that way, and you can see that. And then you see this sort of model area around the outside, and that is the radiation coming from the Big Bang, which is actually incredibly uniform. The universe is almost a perfect sphere, but there are these very tiny variations which we show here in great exaggeration. And from them in the time sequence we're going to have to go from these tiny variations to these irregular galaxies and first stars to these more advanced galaxies, and eventually the solar system, and so forth.

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