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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 — global oceans — 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 — global oceans — 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

  1. exciting
  2. orbits
  3. making
  4. musical
  5. chain
  6. thick

Original Text

So we now know that several of them have huge supplies of water — global oceans — 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.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. atmospheres
  2. beat
  3. case
  4. chain
  5. exciting
  6. global
  7. harmonious
  8. harmony
  9. huge
  10. life
  11. lot
  12. making
  13. means
  14. motion
  15. musical
  16. oceans
  17. orbits
  18. outer
  19. pitches
  20. place
  21. planet
  22. planets
  23. potential
  24. produce
  25. ratios
  26. resonant
  27. rhythms
  28. simple
  29. speed
  30. supplies
  31. system
  32. thick
  33. time
  34. times
  35. water
  36. work