In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy may be very (1)______ to the ‘Star Wars’ exoplanets like arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists. Sifting through data on (2)______ more than 3,400 confirmed alien worlds, scientists applied sophisticated computer modelling techniques to tease out the colours, light, sunrise and sunsets we might encounter if we (3)_____ pay them a visit.
Some of these distant worlds are even stranger than (4)______ that populate the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” “Others are eerily like the fictional planets from a galaxy (5)______, far away,” researchers said.
A real planet in our galaxy reminded scientists so much of Luke Skywalker’s home planet, they named it “Tatooine.” Officially called Kepler-16b, the Saturn-sized planet is about 200 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. The reality of (6)______ two suns was so startling, George Lucas himself agreed to the astronomers’ nickname for the planet.
“This was the first honest-to-goodness real planetary system where you would see the double sunset as two suns,” said Laurance Doyle, an astrophysicist.
A person on Kepler-16b would have (7)______ shadows. In a storm, two rainbows would appear. Each sunset would be unique, because the stars are always changing their configuration.
Building a sundial would (8)_______ calculus. Astronomers have discovered that about half of the stars in (9)_____ Milky Way galaxy are pairs, rather than single stars like our sun. While Kepler-16b aka (10)______ is probably too cold and gaseous to be home to life it’s a good bet that there might be a habitable Tatooine “twin” out there somewhere.
- A) vary
- A) the
- A) can
- A) whom
- A) near
- A) its
- A) more
- A) remained
- A) their
- A) Tatooine