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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

It’s not every day we get a chance to time travel. And other than into the future at the rate of one second per second. But astronomers say they’ve done a little (1) ……………………. into the past. In (2) ………………………….. of 1572, legendary astronomer Tycho Brahe peered up at the night sky. He saw what looked like a strangely bright star in the constellation Cassiopeia. And it was brighter even than the nearby planet Venus. He studied that bright star for five months, until it faded away. But what Brahe saw wasn’t a new star. It was (3) ………………….. an old star undergoing the brilliantly bright death of a (4) …………………….. . (5) The …………………………. at the Subaru (6) ……………………….. in Japan recently analyzed what could be called echoes of this more than 400-year-old event. They published their research in the December 4th issue of the journal Nature. Light from the (7) ……………………… supernova bounced off dust particles in the interstellar clouds and eventually reached us here on earth more than four centuries later. Thus, scientists used these echoes to determine that Brahe witnessed a type Ia supernova.

(1) traveling, up surging, potholing, lacquering
(2) Mender, November, Whatever, Heckler
(3) indeterminacy , incompetency, optimally, actually
(4) moreover, soccer, supernova, fedora
(5) Scientists, Hyacinths, Tiredness, Motorcyclists
(6) Superimposed, Corrode, Promote, Telescope
(7) untenable, original, flexural, transmissible

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