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From the Ted Talk by Sarah T. Stewart: Where did the Moon come from? A new theory

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A synestia gives us a new way to solve the problem of the origin of the Moon. We propose that the Moon formed inside a huge, vaporous synestia. The Moon grew from magma rain that condensed out of the rock vapor. The Moon's special connection to eatrh is because the Moon fmroed inside the Earth when Earth was a sinytsea. The Moon could have orbited inside the synestia for yaers, hidden from view. The Moon is revealed by the synestia cooling and sniihknrg inside of its orbit. The synestia turns into planet Earth only after colnoig for hundreds of years longer. In our new theory, the giant impact makes a synestia, and the synestia divides into two new bodies, creating our isotopically identical Earth and Moon. Synestias have been created throughout the universe. And we only just reeziald that by finidng them in our imagination: What else am I missing in the world around me? What is hdedin from my view by my own assumptions?

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A synestia gives us a new way to solve the problem of the origin of the Moon. We propose that the Moon formed inside a huge, vaporous synestia. The Moon grew from magma rain that condensed out of the rock vapor. The Moon's special connection to _____ is because the Moon ______ inside the Earth when Earth was a ________. The Moon could have orbited inside the synestia for _____, hidden from view. The Moon is revealed by the synestia cooling and _________ inside of its orbit. The synestia turns into planet Earth only after _______ for hundreds of years longer. In our new theory, the giant impact makes a synestia, and the synestia divides into two new bodies, creating our isotopically identical Earth and Moon. Synestias have been created throughout the universe. And we only just ________ that by _______ them in our imagination: What else am I missing in the world around me? What is ______ from my view by my own assumptions?

Solution

  1. years
  2. synestia
  3. shrinking
  4. finding
  5. cooling
  6. earth
  7. realized
  8. formed
  9. hidden

Original Text

A synestia gives us a new way to solve the problem of the origin of the Moon. We propose that the Moon formed inside a huge, vaporous synestia. The Moon grew from magma rain that condensed out of the rock vapor. The Moon's special connection to Earth is because the Moon formed inside the Earth when Earth was a synestia. The Moon could have orbited inside the synestia for years, hidden from view. The Moon is revealed by the synestia cooling and shrinking inside of its orbit. The synestia turns into planet Earth only after cooling for hundreds of years longer. In our new theory, the giant impact makes a synestia, and the synestia divides into two new bodies, creating our isotopically identical Earth and Moon. Synestias have been created throughout the universe. And we only just realized that by finding them in our imagination: What else am I missing in the world around me? What is hidden from my view by my own assumptions?

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Important Words

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