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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #49

Learn 156 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. A Time-Capsule Launched into Space for Aliens to Find When All the Humans Are Gone
The Atlantic, 11/30/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 68

The Atlantic: A Time-Capsule Launched into Space for Aliens to Find When All the Humans Are Gone

Billions of years from now, when the earth has erased all traces of our stay here, hundreds of dead satellites will still remain in orbit around the earth carrying with them pictures of how humans lived. Isn't that cool?! Read more and learn vocabulary words like anthropology, apocalyptic, bequest, comprehensible, curators, debris, ephemeral, forebears, germinating, innumerable, tenure, terrestrial, and undermined.

2. Castles in Space: a 50-Year Survey of Gravity-Assist Space Travel
Wired, 12/1/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 67

Wired: Castles in Space: a 50-Year Survey of Gravity-Assist Space Travel

Interested in doing some space travel? Swing by Mars? Check out Jupiter's moons? It may happen sooner than you think! Check out this article that describes the advances in planetary gravity-assist flyby technology that would allow spacecraft to explore more than one planet on a single trip. Learn vocabulary words like celestial, defunct, grandiose, infinitesimal, obscure, orbit, prominence, propellants, pursuit, rendezvous, trajectory, unprecedented, velocity, and vindicating.

3. A Wandering “Homeless” Planet is Spotted in Deep Space
Smithsonian Magazine, 11/16/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Smithsonian: A Wandering 'Homeless' Planet is Spotted in Deep Space

The astronomy world is abuzz over the discovery of a new planet in a nearly unprecedented situation: It’s the first observed to be hurtling through space on its own, rather than orbiting a star. Read more about this "homeless" planet and learn vocabulary words like conjures, differentiate, diffuse, emanating, emit, existence, imply, rendering, solitary, speculated, and unprecedented.

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