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#### From the Ted Talk by Matt Russo: What does the universe sound like? A musical tour

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

So we now know that several of them have huge supplies of water â global oceans â and several of them have thcik atmospheres, so it's the right place to look for potential life. But there's something even more eicinxtg about this system, especially for me. And that's that TRAPPIST-1 is a resonant ciahn. And so that means for every two otribs of the outer planet, the next one in orbits three times, and the next one in four, and then six, nine, 15 and 24. So you see a lot of very simple ratios among the orbits of these planets. Clearly, if you speed up their motion, you can get rhythms, right? One beat, say, for every time a planet goes around. But now we know if you speed that motion up even more, you'll actually produce msuical pitches, and in this case alone, those pitches will work together, mkniag harmonious, even human-like harmony.
## Open Cloze

So we now know that several of them have huge supplies of water â global oceans â and several of them have **_____** atmospheres, so it's the right place to look for potential life. But there's something even more **________** about this system, especially for me. And that's that TRAPPIST-1 is a resonant **_____**. And so that means for every two **______** of the outer planet, the next one in orbits three times, and the next one in four, and then six, nine, 15 and 24. So you see a lot of very simple ratios among the orbits of these planets. Clearly, if you speed up their motion, you can get rhythms, right? One beat, say, for every time a planet goes around. But now we know if you speed that motion up even more, you'll actually produce **_______** pitches, and in this case alone, those pitches will work together, **______** harmonious, even human-like harmony.
## Solution

- exciting
- orbits
- making
- musical
- chain
- thick

## Original Text

So we now know that several of them have huge supplies of water â global oceans â and several of them have thick atmospheres, so it's the right place to look for potential life. But there's something even more exciting about this system, especially for me. And that's that TRAPPIST-1 is a resonant chain. And so that means for every two orbits of the outer planet, the next one in orbits three times, and the next one in four, and then six, nine, 15 and 24. So you see a lot of very simple ratios among the orbits of these planets. Clearly, if you speed up their motion, you can get rhythms, right? One beat, say, for every time a planet goes around. But now we know if you speed that motion up even more, you'll actually produce musical pitches, and in this case alone, those pitches will work together, making harmonious, even human-like harmony.
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