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From the Ted Talk by Moriba Jah: The world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system

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Now these services are not protected from, roughly, half a million objects the size of a speck of paint all the way to a school bus in size. A speck of paint, traveling at the right speed, impacting one of these objects, could render it aulltebsoy useless. But we can't track things as small as a scepk of paint. We can only track things as small as say, a smartphone. So of this half million octebjs that we should be concerned about, we can only tcark about 26,000 of these objects. And of these 26,000, only 2,000 actually work. Everything else is garbage. That's a lot of garbage.

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Now these services are not protected from, roughly, half a million objects the size of a speck of paint all the way to a school bus in size. A speck of paint, traveling at the right speed, impacting one of these objects, could render it __________ useless. But we can't track things as small as a _____ of paint. We can only track things as small as say, a smartphone. So of this half million _______ that we should be concerned about, we can only _____ about 26,000 of these objects. And of these 26,000, only 2,000 actually work. Everything else is garbage. That's a lot of garbage.

Solution

  1. track
  2. speck
  3. absolutely
  4. objects

Original Text

Now these services are not protected from, roughly, half a million objects the size of a speck of paint all the way to a school bus in size. A speck of paint, traveling at the right speed, impacting one of these objects, could render it absolutely useless. But we can't track things as small as a speck of paint. We can only track things as small as say, a smartphone. So of this half million objects that we should be concerned about, we can only track about 26,000 of these objects. And of these 26,000, only 2,000 actually work. Everything else is garbage. That's a lot of garbage.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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space traffic 7
million objects 2
space highways 2

Important Words

  1. absolutely
  2. bus
  3. concerned
  4. garbage
  5. impacting
  6. lot
  7. million
  8. objects
  9. paint
  10. protected
  11. render
  12. roughly
  13. school
  14. services
  15. size
  16. small
  17. smartphone
  18. speck
  19. speed
  20. track
  21. traveling
  22. useless
  23. work