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

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Now we owe the idea that space can ring like a drum to Albert eesniitn — to whom we owe so much. Einstein realized that if space were empty, if the uenivrse were eptmy, it would be like this picture, except for maybe without the helpful grid drawn on it. But if we were freely falling through the space, even without this helpful grid, we might be able to paint it ourselves, because we would ncitoe that we talreved along shtriagt lines, undeflected straight paths through the universe. Einstein also realized — and this is the real meat of the matter — that if you put energy or mass in the universe, it would curve space, and a freely falling object would pass by, let's say, the Sun and it would be deflcteed along the ntuaarl curves in the space. It was Einstein's gaert general theory of relativity. Now even light will be bent by those pthas. And you can be bent so much that you're caught in orbit around the Sun, as the Earth is, or the Moon around the Earth. These are the natural curves in space.

Open Cloze

Now we owe the idea that space can ring like a drum to Albert ________ — to whom we owe so much. Einstein realized that if space were empty, if the ________ were _____, it would be like this picture, except for maybe without the helpful grid drawn on it. But if we were freely falling through the space, even without this helpful grid, we might be able to paint it ourselves, because we would ______ that we ________ along ________ lines, undeflected straight paths through the universe. Einstein also realized — and this is the real meat of the matter — that if you put energy or mass in the universe, it would curve space, and a freely falling object would pass by, let's say, the Sun and it would be _________ along the _______ curves in the space. It was Einstein's _____ general theory of relativity. Now even light will be bent by those _____. And you can be bent so much that you're caught in orbit around the Sun, as the Earth is, or the Moon around the Earth. These are the natural curves in space.

Solution

  1. traveled
  2. natural
  3. einstein
  4. universe
  5. paths
  6. great
  7. notice
  8. empty
  9. deflected
  10. straight

Original Text

Now we owe the idea that space can ring like a drum to Albert Einstein — to whom we owe so much. Einstein realized that if space were empty, if the universe were empty, it would be like this picture, except for maybe without the helpful grid drawn on it. But if we were freely falling through the space, even without this helpful grid, we might be able to paint it ourselves, because we would notice that we traveled along straight lines, undeflected straight paths through the universe. Einstein also realized — and this is the real meat of the matter — that if you put energy or mass in the universe, it would curve space, and a freely falling object would pass by, let's say, the Sun and it would be deflected along the natural curves in the space. It was Einstein's great general theory of relativity. Now even light will be bent by those paths. And you can be bent so much that you're caught in orbit around the Sun, as the Earth is, or the Moon around the Earth. These are the natural curves in space.

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

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collocation frequency
super massive black 3

Important Words

  1. albert
  2. bent
  3. caught
  4. curve
  5. curves
  6. deflected
  7. drawn
  8. drum
  9. earth
  10. einstein
  11. empty
  12. energy
  13. falling
  14. freely
  15. general
  16. great
  17. grid
  18. helpful
  19. idea
  20. light
  21. lines
  22. mass
  23. matter
  24. meat
  25. moon
  26. natural
  27. notice
  28. object
  29. orbit
  30. owe
  31. paint
  32. pass
  33. paths
  34. picture
  35. put
  36. real
  37. realized
  38. relativity
  39. ring
  40. space
  41. straight
  42. sun
  43. theory
  44. traveled
  45. undeflected
  46. universe