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"From the Ted Talk by Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now our Sun will not cpllosae to a black hole. It's actually not msvaise enough. But if we did a little tghuoht experiment — as Einstein was very fond of doing — we could imagine putting the Sun crushed down to six kilometers, and putting a tiny little Earth around it in orbit, maybe 30 kilometers outside of the black-hole sun. And it would be self-illuminated, because now the Sun's gone, we have no other scroue of lihgt — so let's make our little Earth self-illuminated. And you would realize you could put the Earth in a happy orbit even 30 km outside of this crhsued black hole. This crushed black hole actually would fit inside Manhattan, more or less. It might sipll off into the Hudson a little bit before it destroyed the Earth. But basically that's what we're talking about. We're talking about an object that you could crush down to half the square area of Manhattan.

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Now our Sun will not ________ to a black hole. It's actually not _______ enough. But if we did a little _______ experiment — as Einstein was very fond of doing — we could imagine putting the Sun crushed down to six kilometers, and putting a tiny little Earth around it in orbit, maybe 30 kilometers outside of the black-hole sun. And it would be self-illuminated, because now the Sun's gone, we have no other ______ of _____ — so let's make our little Earth self-illuminated. And you would realize you could put the Earth in a happy orbit even 30 km outside of this _______ black hole. This crushed black hole actually would fit inside Manhattan, more or less. It might _____ off into the Hudson a little bit before it destroyed the Earth. But basically that's what we're talking about. We're talking about an object that you could crush down to half the square area of Manhattan.

Solution

  1. spill
  2. light
  3. collapse
  4. crushed
  5. source
  6. thought
  7. massive

Original Text

Now our Sun will not collapse to a black hole. It's actually not massive enough. But if we did a little thought experiment — as Einstein was very fond of doing — we could imagine putting the Sun crushed down to six kilometers, and putting a tiny little Earth around it in orbit, maybe 30 kilometers outside of the black-hole sun. And it would be self-illuminated, because now the Sun's gone, we have no other source of light — so let's make our little Earth self-illuminated. And you would realize you could put the Earth in a happy orbit even 30 km outside of this crushed black hole. This crushed black hole actually would fit inside Manhattan, more or less. It might spill off into the Hudson a little bit before it destroyed the Earth. But basically that's what we're talking about. We're talking about an object that you could crush down to half the square area of Manhattan.

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collocation frequency
black holes 27
black hole 22
big bang 11
space time 3
super massive 3
massive black 3

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collocation frequency
super massive black 3

Important Words

  1. area
  2. basically
  3. bit
  4. black
  5. collapse
  6. crush
  7. crushed
  8. destroyed
  9. earth
  10. einstein
  11. experiment
  12. fit
  13. fond
  14. happy
  15. hole
  16. hudson
  17. imagine
  18. kilometers
  19. km
  20. light
  21. manhattan
  22. massive
  23. object
  24. orbit
  25. put
  26. putting
  27. realize
  28. source
  29. spill
  30. square
  31. sun
  32. talking
  33. thought
  34. tiny