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 今日主題:Moon-Smashing Meteorite Recorded by Astronomers
可憐的月球

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康康精選托福會考的主題,堅持每天精聽一定會進步的哦!!

建議方法:
1. 先聽兩三遍 (不看文稿)
2. 再一句一句聽寫 (每句都要聽寫數遍,直到寫出85%以上的字)
3. 最後check文稿,看哪聽不出來,單字沒背過,還是發音不熟。
4. 堅持天天聽,就能每天進步哦。

MP3音檔 (按右鍵可下載聽):喜歡的同學,幫忙推或按讚哦~~
http://online1.tingclass.net/voaspe/…/20151231sa_science.mp3

 只有音檔怎夠,聽不懂地方,不用怕,康康幫你準備好中英文稿了:

中英文稿:
The moon has taken its fair share of beatings, as its craters attest. And last fall the moon took the biggest impact we've ever seen, when a huge meteorite slammed into the area known as the Mare Nubium basin.
月球已經得到足夠多的傷害了,因為有月球上的火山口作證明。並且,去年秋天,月球遭受了我們所見範圍內最大的一次沖擊,當時一個巨型隕石撞擊被稱為Mare Nubium盆地的區域。

Spanish astronomers spotted the September 11th collision using a telescope network that automatically scans the moon. The impact vaporized rock and created a flash of light brighter and longer than any we've ever recorded on the moon's surface.
西班牙天文學家用自動監測月球的天文望遠鏡網絡觀測到了911撞擊事件。這次撞擊蒸發出岩石並且弄出比我們任何以往曾看到的出現在月球表面的更明亮持續時間更長的閃光。

The compact-car sized meteorite smashed into the moon at 61,000 kilometers per hour. The ensuing explosion had the force of 15 tons of TNT, creating a new crater 40 meters wide. Anyone on Earth who happened to be moon-gazing at the time would have seen a flash almost as bright as the North Star. [See video of the impact.]
簡易汽車大小的隕石撞擊月球的速度在每小時61000公里左右。已確定的撞擊力相當於15噸的TNT炸藥,創造出一個新的40米寬的月球坑。地球上的任何人,在當時若是碰巧在賞月,那他應該已經看到整個和北極星一樣亮度的閃光了。

The moon gets pummeled by space rocks more often than Earth does because it lacks our protective atmosphere. The friction from passing through this blanket of air burns up most incoming meteors, letting through only the largest ones. Without such a shield, the moon is defenseless . Poor moon. But hey—better it than Earth!
月球比地球遭受了更多的宇宙岩石的撞擊,因為它缺少我們地球外起保護作用的大氣層。從外到裡穿過的這種覆蓋空氣層燃燒掉大部分進入的隕石,只有最大的才能通過。沒有這樣一個屏障,月球是毫無防備的。可憐的月球。但是,嘿—— 還好不是我們地球沒有防備。

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