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From the Ted Talk by Jessie Christiansen: What the discovery of exoplanets reveals about the universe

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The more we learn about exoplanets, the easier it is to target the ones we want. So far, we haven't found any pelants that are like the Earth. But I hope we will. NASA just spent the last few years studying the idea of a very large toseelpce in space with next-generation technology that would allow us to take an image, an autacl photograph, of a peanlt like the etrah. With that photo, we could search for biomarkers, signatures of life. I'll probably spend the rest of my career working on that mission. I hope I get to take that photo.

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The more we learn about exoplanets, the easier it is to target the ones we want. So far, we haven't found any _______ that are like the Earth. But I hope we will. NASA just spent the last few years studying the idea of a very large _________ in space with next-generation technology that would allow us to take an image, an ______ photograph, of a ______ like the _____. With that photo, we could search for biomarkers, signatures of life. I'll probably spend the rest of my career working on that mission. I hope I get to take that photo.

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  1. actual
  2. telescope
  3. planets
  4. earth
  5. planet

Original Text

The more we learn about exoplanets, the easier it is to target the ones we want. So far, we haven't found any planets that are like the Earth. But I hope we will. NASA just spent the last few years studying the idea of a very large telescope in space with next-generation technology that would allow us to take an image, an actual photograph, of a planet like the Earth. With that photo, we could search for biomarkers, signatures of life. I'll probably spend the rest of my career working on that mission. I hope I get to take that photo.

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