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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 what does this have to do with asmrntooy? Well, that's when we get to the TRAPPIST-1 system. This is an exoplanetary system discovered last February of 2017, and it got everyone excited because it is seven Earth-sized planets all orbiting a very near red dwraf star. And we think that three of the planets have the right temperature for liquid water. It's also so clsoe that in the next few years, we should be able to detect elements in their atmospheres such as oxygen and methane — potential signs of life. But one thing about the tpsprait system is that it is tiny. So here we have the orbits of the inner rocky planets in our soalr system: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, and all seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 are tucked well inside the orbit of Mercury. I have to expand this by 25 temis for you to see the orbits of the TRAPPIST-1 paeltns. It's actually much more similar in size to our planet jtipeur and its moons, even though it's seven Earth-size planets orbiting a star.

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So what does this have to do with _________? Well, that's when we get to the TRAPPIST-1 system. This is an exoplanetary system discovered last February of 2017, and it got everyone excited because it is seven Earth-sized planets all orbiting a very near red _____ star. And we think that three of the planets have the right temperature for liquid water. It's also so _____ that in the next few years, we should be able to detect elements in their atmospheres such as oxygen and methane — potential signs of life. But one thing about the ________ system is that it is tiny. So here we have the orbits of the inner rocky planets in our _____ system: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, and all seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 are tucked well inside the orbit of Mercury. I have to expand this by 25 _____ for you to see the orbits of the TRAPPIST-1 _______. It's actually much more similar in size to our planet _______ and its moons, even though it's seven Earth-size planets orbiting a star.

Solution

  1. astronomy
  2. dwarf
  3. solar
  4. jupiter
  5. planets
  6. times
  7. close
  8. trappist

Original Text

So what does this have to do with astronomy? Well, that's when we get to the TRAPPIST-1 system. This is an exoplanetary system discovered last February of 2017, and it got everyone excited because it is seven Earth-sized planets all orbiting a very near red dwarf star. And we think that three of the planets have the right temperature for liquid water. It's also so close that in the next few years, we should be able to detect elements in their atmospheres such as oxygen and methane — potential signs of life. But one thing about the TRAPPIST system is that it is tiny. So here we have the orbits of the inner rocky planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, and all seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1 are tucked well inside the orbit of Mercury. I have to expand this by 25 times for you to see the orbits of the TRAPPIST-1 planets. It's actually much more similar in size to our planet Jupiter and its moons, even though it's seven Earth-size planets orbiting a star.

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collocation frequency
music ends 4
solar system 3
hearing range 3

Important Words

  1. astronomy
  2. atmospheres
  3. close
  4. detect
  5. discovered
  6. dwarf
  7. earth
  8. elements
  9. excited
  10. exoplanetary
  11. expand
  12. february
  13. jupiter
  14. life
  15. liquid
  16. mars
  17. mercury
  18. methane
  19. moons
  20. orbit
  21. orbiting
  22. orbits
  23. oxygen
  24. planet
  25. planets
  26. potential
  27. red
  28. rocky
  29. signs
  30. similar
  31. size
  32. solar
  33. star
  34. system
  35. temperature
  36. times
  37. tiny
  38. trappist
  39. tucked
  40. venus
  41. water
  42. years