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From the Ted Talk by Charles Elachi: The story behind the Mars Rovers

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And we have a wide variety of kind of satellites which will form, each one looking very different and very odd, and that keeps scientists busy for tens of years trying to eaxpiln this, and telling NASA we need more mneoy so we can explain what these things look like, or why they formed that way. Well, there were two satellites which were particularly interesting. One of them is called Enceladus. It's a satellite which was all made of ice, and we measured it from obrit. Made of ice. But there was something bairrze about it. If you look at these stripes in here, what we call tegir stripes, when we flew over them, all of a sudden we saw an icasenre in the temperature, which said that those stripes are warmer than the rest of the planet.

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And we have a wide variety of kind of satellites which will form, each one looking very different and very odd, and that keeps scientists busy for tens of years trying to _______ this, and telling NASA we need more _____ so we can explain what these things look like, or why they formed that way. Well, there were two satellites which were particularly interesting. One of them is called Enceladus. It's a satellite which was all made of ice, and we measured it from _____. Made of ice. But there was something _______ about it. If you look at these stripes in here, what we call _____ stripes, when we flew over them, all of a sudden we saw an ________ in the temperature, which said that those stripes are warmer than the rest of the planet.

Solution

  1. increase
  2. money
  3. bizarre
  4. tiger
  5. orbit
  6. explain

Original Text

And we have a wide variety of kind of satellites which will form, each one looking very different and very odd, and that keeps scientists busy for tens of years trying to explain this, and telling NASA we need more money so we can explain what these things look like, or why they formed that way. Well, there were two satellites which were particularly interesting. One of them is called Enceladus. It's a satellite which was all made of ice, and we measured it from orbit. Made of ice. But there was something bizarre about it. If you look at these stripes in here, what we call tiger stripes, when we flew over them, all of a sudden we saw an increase in the temperature, which said that those stripes are warmer than the rest of the planet.

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