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"From the Ted Talk by Sara Seager: The search for planets beyond our solar system"

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Here's a travel poster: "Kepler-186f: Where the gsras is always redder on the other side." That's because Kepler-186f orbits a red star, and we're just speculating that perhaps the plants there, if there is vegetation that does photosynthesis, it has different pigments and looks red. "Enjoy the gravity on HD 40307g, a Super-Earth." This planet is more msavise than Earth and has a higher surface gravity. "Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company." (Laughter) We know of a dozen planets that orbit two stars, and there's likely many more out there. If we could visit one of those plnetas, you literally would see two sunsets and have two shadows. So actually, sceicne fcotiin got some things right. Tatooine from Star Wars. And I have a couple of other fatriove eeotnlapxs to tell you about. This one is Kepler-10b, it's a hot, hot planet. It otirbs over 50 times closer to its star than our Earth does to our sun. And actually, it's so hot, we can't visit any of these planets, but if we could, we would melt long before we got there. We think the surface is hot enough to melt rock and has liquid lava lekas.

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Here's a travel poster: "Kepler-186f: Where the _____ is always redder on the other side." That's because Kepler-186f orbits a red star, and we're just speculating that perhaps the plants there, if there is vegetation that does photosynthesis, it has different pigments and looks red. "Enjoy the gravity on HD 40307g, a Super-Earth." This planet is more _______ than Earth and has a higher surface gravity. "Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company." (Laughter) We know of a dozen planets that orbit two stars, and there's likely many more out there. If we could visit one of those _______, you literally would see two sunsets and have two shadows. So actually, _______ _______ got some things right. Tatooine from Star Wars. And I have a couple of other ________ __________ to tell you about. This one is Kepler-10b, it's a hot, hot planet. It ______ over 50 times closer to its star than our Earth does to our sun. And actually, it's so hot, we can't visit any of these planets, but if we could, we would melt long before we got there. We think the surface is hot enough to melt rock and has liquid lava _____.

Solution

  1. lakes
  2. favorite
  3. planets
  4. science
  5. exoplanets
  6. orbits
  7. grass
  8. fiction
  9. massive

Original Text

Here's a travel poster: "Kepler-186f: Where the grass is always redder on the other side." That's because Kepler-186f orbits a red star, and we're just speculating that perhaps the plants there, if there is vegetation that does photosynthesis, it has different pigments and looks red. "Enjoy the gravity on HD 40307g, a Super-Earth." This planet is more massive than Earth and has a higher surface gravity. "Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company." (Laughter) We know of a dozen planets that orbit two stars, and there's likely many more out there. If we could visit one of those planets, you literally would see two sunsets and have two shadows. So actually, science fiction got some things right. Tatooine from Star Wars. And I have a couple of other favorite exoplanets to tell you about. This one is Kepler-10b, it's a hot, hot planet. It orbits over 50 times closer to its star than our Earth does to our sun. And actually, it's so hot, we can't visit any of these planets, but if we could, we would melt long before we got there. We think the surface is hot enough to melt rock and has liquid lava lakes.

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collocation frequency
exoplanet atmospheres 6
crazy theory 3
space telescope 3
planet atmospheres 3
night sky 3
space telescopes 3
small planets 3

Important Words

  1. closer
  2. company
  3. couple
  4. dozen
  5. earth
  6. exoplanets
  7. favorite
  8. fiction
  9. grass
  10. gravity
  11. hd
  12. higher
  13. hot
  14. lakes
  15. laughter
  16. lava
  17. liquid
  18. literally
  19. long
  20. massive
  21. melt
  22. orbit
  23. orbits
  24. photosynthesis
  25. pigments
  26. planet
  27. planets
  28. plants
  29. red
  30. redder
  31. rock
  32. science
  33. shadow
  34. shadows
  35. side
  36. speculating
  37. star
  38. stars
  39. sun
  40. sunsets
  41. surface
  42. tatooine
  43. times
  44. travel
  45. vegetation
  46. visit
  47. wars