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"From the Ted Talk by Karen J. Meech: The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system"

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The extreme besngirths change led us to an unbelievable conclusion about its shape. As shown in this artist's impression, 'Oumuamua is aptearpnly very long and narrow, with an axis ratio of about 10 to one. Assuming it's dark, this mneas it's about half a mile long. Nothing else in our solar system looks like this. We only have a handful of objects that even have an axis ratio bgiger than five to one. So we don't know how this forms, but it may be part of its birth process in its home saolr system.

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The extreme __________ change led us to an unbelievable conclusion about its shape. As shown in this artist's impression, 'Oumuamua is __________ very long and narrow, with an axis ratio of about 10 to one. Assuming it's dark, this _____ it's about half a mile long. Nothing else in our solar system looks like this. We only have a handful of objects that even have an axis ratio ______ than five to one. So we don't know how this forms, but it may be part of its birth process in its home _____ system.

Solution

  1. bigger
  2. apparently
  3. solar
  4. means
  5. brightness

Original Text

The extreme brightness change led us to an unbelievable conclusion about its shape. As shown in this artist's impression, 'Oumuamua is apparently very long and narrow, with an axis ratio of about 10 to one. Assuming it's dark, this means it's about half a mile long. Nothing else in our solar system looks like this. We only have a handful of objects that even have an axis ratio bigger than five to one. So we don't know how this forms, but it may be part of its birth process in its home solar system.

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Important Words

  1. apparently
  2. assuming
  3. axis
  4. bigger
  5. birth
  6. brightness
  7. change
  8. conclusion
  9. dark
  10. extreme
  11. forms
  12. handful
  13. home
  14. impression
  15. led
  16. long
  17. means
  18. mile
  19. narrow
  20. objects
  21. part
  22. process
  23. ratio
  24. shape
  25. shown
  26. solar
  27. system
  28. unbelievable