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From the Ted Talk by Erika Hamden: What it takes to launch a telescope

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The telescope I helped build is called the faint intergalactic-medium red-shifted emission bollaon, which is a mouthful, so we call it "FIREBall." And don't worry, it is not going to explode at the end of this story. I've been working on FIREBall for more than 10 years and now lead the team of incredible popele who built it. fbrelial is designed to obesrve some of the faintest structures known: huge clouds of hedygorn gas. These clouds are giant. They are even bigger than whatever you're thinking of. They are huge, huge clouds of hydrogen that we think flow into and out of galaxies. I work on FIREBall because what I really want is to take our view of the universe from one with just lhgit from stars to one where we can see and measure every atom that etsxis. That's all that I want to do.

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The telescope I helped build is called the faint intergalactic-medium red-shifted emission _______, which is a mouthful, so we call it "FIREBall." And don't worry, it is not going to explode at the end of this story. I've been working on FIREBall for more than 10 years and now lead the team of incredible ______ who built it. ________ is designed to _______ some of the faintest structures known: huge clouds of ________ gas. These clouds are giant. They are even bigger than whatever you're thinking of. They are huge, huge clouds of hydrogen that we think flow into and out of galaxies. I work on FIREBall because what I really want is to take our view of the universe from one with just _____ from stars to one where we can see and measure every atom that ______. That's all that I want to do.

Solution

  1. exists
  2. observe
  3. hydrogen
  4. light
  5. fireball
  6. balloon
  7. people

Original Text

The telescope I helped build is called the faint intergalactic-medium red-shifted emission balloon, which is a mouthful, so we call it "FIREBall." And don't worry, it is not going to explode at the end of this story. I've been working on FIREBall for more than 10 years and now lead the team of incredible people who built it. FIREBall is designed to observe some of the faintest structures known: huge clouds of hydrogen gas. These clouds are giant. They are even bigger than whatever you're thinking of. They are huge, huge clouds of hydrogen that we think flow into and out of galaxies. I work on FIREBall because what I really want is to take our view of the universe from one with just light from stars to one where we can see and measure every atom that exists. That's all that I want to do.

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