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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But what's so awesome to consider is that if there are intelligent aliens orbiting on a planet around a star near to us and they build complicated space toepcseles of the kind that we're trying to bulid, all they'll see is this pale blue dot, a pinprick of light. And so sometimes, when I pusae to think about my professional sgrtulge and huge ambition, it's hard to think about that in contrast to the vastness of the universe. But nonetheless, I am devoting the rest of my life to fiidnng another Earth.

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But what's so awesome to consider is that if there are intelligent aliens orbiting on a planet around a star near to us and they build complicated space __________ of the kind that we're trying to _____, all they'll see is this pale blue dot, a pinprick of light. And so sometimes, when I _____ to think about my professional ________ and huge ambition, it's hard to think about that in contrast to the vastness of the universe. But nonetheless, I am devoting the rest of my life to _______ another Earth.

Solution

  1. finding
  2. struggle
  3. pause
  4. telescopes
  5. build

Original Text

But what's so awesome to consider is that if there are intelligent aliens orbiting on a planet around a star near to us and they build complicated space telescopes of the kind that we're trying to build, all they'll see is this pale blue dot, a pinprick of light. And so sometimes, when I pause to think about my professional struggle and huge ambition, it's hard to think about that in contrast to the vastness of the universe. But nonetheless, I am devoting the rest of my life to finding another Earth.

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Important Words

  1. aliens
  2. ambition
  3. awesome
  4. blue
  5. build
  6. complicated
  7. contrast
  8. devoting
  9. dot
  10. earth
  11. finding
  12. hard
  13. huge
  14. intelligent
  15. kind
  16. life
  17. light
  18. orbiting
  19. pale
  20. pause
  21. pinprick
  22. planet
  23. professional
  24. rest
  25. space
  26. star
  27. struggle
  28. telescopes
  29. universe
  30. vastness