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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is another sound from my group. No, I'm not showing you any igaems, because black holes don't leave behind helpful trails of ink, and space is not painted, showing you the curves. But if you were to float by in space on a space hiadoly and you herad this, you want to get mviong. (Laughter) Want to get away from the sound. Both black holes are moving. Both black holes are getting closer together. In this case, they're both wobbling quite a lot. And then they're going to merge. (Thumping) Now it's gone. Now that chirp is very characteristic of blcak holes merging — that it chirps up at the end. Now that's our prediction for what we'll see.

Open Cloze

This is another sound from my group. No, I'm not showing you any ______, because black holes don't leave behind helpful trails of ink, and space is not painted, showing you the curves. But if you were to float by in space on a space _______ and you _____ this, you want to get ______. (Laughter) Want to get away from the sound. Both black holes are moving. Both black holes are getting closer together. In this case, they're both wobbling quite a lot. And then they're going to merge. (Thumping) Now it's gone. Now that chirp is very characteristic of _____ holes merging — that it chirps up at the end. Now that's our prediction for what we'll see.

Solution

  1. images
  2. holiday
  3. heard
  4. moving
  5. black

Original Text

This is another sound from my group. No, I'm not showing you any images, because black holes don't leave behind helpful trails of ink, and space is not painted, showing you the curves. But if you were to float by in space on a space holiday and you heard this, you want to get moving. (Laughter) Want to get away from the sound. Both black holes are moving. Both black holes are getting closer together. In this case, they're both wobbling quite a lot. And then they're going to merge. (Thumping) Now it's gone. Now that chirp is very characteristic of black holes merging — that it chirps up at the end. Now that's our prediction for what we'll see.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black holes 26
black hole 17
big bang 8
silent movie 2
freely falling 2
natural curves 2
general theory 2
crushed black 2
advanced sensitivity 2
billion years 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
crushed black hole 2

Important Words

  1. black
  2. case
  3. characteristic
  4. chirp
  5. chirps
  6. closer
  7. curves
  8. float
  9. group
  10. heard
  11. helpful
  12. holes
  13. holiday
  14. images
  15. ink
  16. laughter
  17. leave
  18. lot
  19. merge
  20. merging
  21. moving
  22. painted
  23. prediction
  24. showing
  25. sound
  26. space
  27. thumping
  28. trails
  29. wobbling