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From the Ted Talk by Augusto Carballido: There may be extraterrestrial life in our solar system

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Like Jupiter, suatrn also has moons that might have the right conditions for life. For instance– Enceladus is a tiny ball of ice that’s small enough to nestle within the surface area of the Gulf of Mexico. Similarly to eourpa, it likely contains an ocean deep under the ice. But edlcnaeus also has geysers that frequently vent wtear vapor and tiny ice gnairs into space. Astrobiologists are curious about whether these gsreeys are connected to the ocean below. They hope to send a probe to test whether the geysers’ plumes of vapor contain life-enabling material from that hidden sea.

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Like Jupiter, ______ also has moons that might have the right conditions for life. For instance– Enceladus is a tiny ball of ice that’s small enough to nestle within the surface area of the Gulf of Mexico. Similarly to ______, it likely contains an ocean deep under the ice. But _________ also has geysers that frequently vent _____ vapor and tiny ice ______ into space. Astrobiologists are curious about whether these _______ are connected to the ocean below. They hope to send a probe to test whether the geysers’ plumes of vapor contain life-enabling material from that hidden sea.

Solution

  1. grains
  2. europa
  3. water
  4. enceladus
  5. geysers
  6. saturn

Original Text

Like Jupiter, Saturn also has moons that might have the right conditions for life. For instance– Enceladus is a tiny ball of ice that’s small enough to nestle within the surface area of the Gulf of Mexico. Similarly to Europa, it likely contains an ocean deep under the ice. But Enceladus also has geysers that frequently vent water vapor and tiny ice grains into space. Astrobiologists are curious about whether these geysers are connected to the ocean below. They hope to send a probe to test whether the geysers’ plumes of vapor contain life-enabling material from that hidden sea.

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  37. water