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From the Ted Talk by Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers

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This is a seaacutlcpr puricte of our home planet. Now, it doesn't look like our home planet. It looks like Saturn because, of course, it is. It was taken by the Cassini space probe. But it's a famous picture, not because of the beauty and mtjesay of Saturn's rings, but actually because of a tiny, faint blob just hgnanig underneath one of the rings. And if I blow it up there, you see it. It looks like a moon, but in fact, it's a picture of Earth. It was a picture of Earth captured in that frame of Saturn. That's our planet from 750 million miles away. I think the eatrh has got a strange potrerpy that the farther away you get from it, the more beautiful it seems.

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This is a ___________ _______ of our home planet. Now, it doesn't look like our home planet. It looks like Saturn because, of course, it is. It was taken by the Cassini space probe. But it's a famous picture, not because of the beauty and _______ of Saturn's rings, but actually because of a tiny, faint blob just _______ underneath one of the rings. And if I blow it up there, you see it. It looks like a moon, but in fact, it's a picture of Earth. It was a picture of Earth captured in that frame of Saturn. That's our planet from 750 million miles away. I think the _____ has got a strange ________ that the farther away you get from it, the more beautiful it seems.

Solution

  1. majesty
  2. hanging
  3. spectacular
  4. earth
  5. picture
  6. property

Original Text

This is a spectacular picture of our home planet. Now, it doesn't look like our home planet. It looks like Saturn because, of course, it is. It was taken by the Cassini space probe. But it's a famous picture, not because of the beauty and majesty of Saturn's rings, but actually because of a tiny, faint blob just hanging underneath one of the rings. And if I blow it up there, you see it. It looks like a moon, but in fact, it's a picture of Earth. It was a picture of Earth captured in that frame of Saturn. That's our planet from 750 million miles away. I think the Earth has got a strange property that the farther away you get from it, the more beautiful it seems.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. beautiful
  2. beauty
  3. blob
  4. blow
  5. captured
  6. cassini
  7. earth
  8. fact
  9. faint
  10. famous
  11. frame
  12. hanging
  13. home
  14. majesty
  15. miles
  16. million
  17. moon
  18. picture
  19. planet
  20. probe
  21. property
  22. rings
  23. saturn
  24. space
  25. spectacular
  26. strange
  27. tiny