English B2 FCE

Word Formation - (B2) First Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

NASA discovers new star system

NASA has announced the (0) DISCOVERY (DISCOVER) of the eighth planet of a star system, similar to our solar system. The star, Kepler-90 is over 2,500 light years away and larger and hotter than our sun. It is the first star (1) ............ (KNOW) to have as many planets as our solar system. The Kepler-90 star system is much more compact than our solar system. The outermost planet orbits the star at about the same (2) ............ (DISTANT) as the earth orbits the sun. Its inner planets are small and (3) ............ (ROCK) while the outer ones are larger and made up of gas. The newly discovered planet, Kepler-90i , is the third celestial object in the star system. It is probably similar to our earth, but because of its (4) ............ (CLOSE) to its home star has an average surface temperature of about 400° C. It moves around the star once every 14.4 days. The findings were made (5) ............ (BASE) on data provided by the Kepler Space Telescope. Launched in March 2009, the telescope has constantly been scanning certain sections of the universe in search of new stars and (6) ............ (PLANET) systems. Up to now, over 2,000 new worlds have been discovered. To help analyse the data, NASA has been relying on artificial (7) ............ (INTELLIGENT) software supplied by Google. This software examines weak signals of light when objects pass in front of a star. expectations at NASA are up as this new method of (8) ............ (EXAMINE) data is expected to reveal even more new planets in the future.

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