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Assignment 1

a        Name seven or more words related to space.



You may have seen it in science fiction movies: big rocks flying through space.
Sometimes they come dangerously close to our planet.

What can we do? Read more here.


Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.

1.     to smash a.     to let something change its path or direction
2.     to collide b.     to circle around
3.     the first of its kind c.     earlier
4.     to launch d.     the first one like this
5.     target e.     to hit something with strong force
6.     to orbit f.      to break something into many pieces
7.     to take something off its course g.     not dangerous
8.     beforehand h.     possible
9.     in the foreseeable future i.      to send a rocket into the air
10.  well in advance j.      soon
11.  harmless k.     some time before something happens
12.  potential l.      thing at which an attack is aimed
13.  threats m.   things that could cause trouble, harm, etc.


Assignment 3

a        True or false?

1     NASA sent a rocket into space to smash into an asteroid.
2     NASA is trying to move asteroids to make room for space travel.
3     NASA wants to find out if they can move asteroids that could collide with Earth.
4     DART is short for: Double Asteroid Redirection Test.
5     There has never been anything like the DART mission before.
6     In a new science fiction movie an asteroid and Earth collide.
7     We will know if the DART mission was successful in 10 months.


b        What is NASA?

1     A code name for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test.
2     The Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick.
3     The short name for the Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.
4     The U.S. government agency responsible for space science and technology.


c        Why are scientists testing if they can smash an asteroid?

1     If we don’t do anything now, most of Earth’s animal species will be killed.
2     The risk of a collision between an asteroid and Earth is very small, but they want to be prepared.
3     There is a big risk of a collision between an asteroid and Earth, so they want to be prepared.
4     They are tracking many potentially dangerous asteroids and want to smash them all.



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