2011年 10月 5日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间14:10

Search for the stars 寻找星星

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A new image of two galaxies colliding.

At a facility in the Atacama desert the world's most powerful radio telescope begins the quest to view the origins of the universe.

The telescope consists of an array of giant antennae on top of one of the highest plateaus in Chile.

It's able to detect light which emanated from stars created hundreds of millions of years ago.

中文文字稿

两个星系相撞的最新图片。

在智利阿他加马沙漠,世界上最强大的无线电望远镜开始探索宇宙的起源。

这部望远镜由一组巨大的天线组成,位于智利最高的高原顶端。

它能探测到恒星从几亿年前发射出来的星光。

词汇

a facility: (特殊用途的)场所

quest: 探索

an array of: 一组相同的物体,大量的

plateaus: 高原

emanated from: 从...散发出

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a facility / quest / an array of / plateaus / emanated from

1.
The "Mogi Doughnut Hypothesis" suggests that a circular pattern of small precursor quakes will precede a large earthquake ______________ the centre of that circle.

2.
Deep below the sea, off the north coast of Northern Ireland, a dramatic geological mystery has been discovered.
Huge cliffs, vast basins and ______________, a lake and even rivers have been found. But so far no-one is certain what caused them to end up like this deep under the sea.

3.
In South Korea, the group will be accommodated in ______________ for North Korean refugees.

4.
The collection features ______________ stone and terracotta objects that covers almost 2,000 years of the country's pre-Hispanic history.

5.
On hearing the news Afghan President Hamid Karzai decided to cut short his visit to the US but briefly met President Barack Obama, who condemned the killing as a "tragic loss". Both men reinforced their determination to continue the ______________ for peace.

答案

1.
The "Mogi Doughnut Hypothesis" suggests that a circular pattern of small precursor quakes will precede a large earthquake emanating from the centre of that circle.

2.
Deep below the sea, off the north coast of Northern Ireland, a dramatic geological mystery has been discovered.
Huge cliffs, vast basins and plateaus, a lake and even rivers have been found. But so far no-one is certain what caused them to end up like this deep under the sea.

3.
In South Korea, the group will be accommodated in a facility for North Korean refugees.

4.
The collection features an array of stone and terracotta objects that covers almost 2,000 years of the country's pre-Hispanic history.

5.
On hearing the news Afghan President Hamid Karzai decided to cut short his visit to the US but briefly met President Barack Obama, who condemned the killing as a "tragic loss". Both men reinforced their determination to continue the quest for peace.

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