put it up anyway
Text: Well, let's just, um, put it up anyway . . .
Q: When I want to close the topic and talk about another topic
can I say 'put it up'?
That kind of meaning is not in the dic.Full text:
Professor: I'II tell you a story about how one astronomy problem was solved. It happened many years ago, but you'll see that it's interesting and still relevant. Two, three hundred years ago, astronomers already had telescopes, but they were not as powerful as those we have now. Let's say, they were at the level of telescopes amateur astronomers use today. Tell me, what do you see in the night sky when you use a telescope like that? Quick, tell me.
Female student: Planets?
Male student: Even like the moons of Jupiter?
Female student: Stars.
Professor: OK, what else? You think that's all? Ever heard of nebulae? I bet you have… well, let's just, um, put it up anyway.
Nebulae are small fuzzy patches you see in the sky, they look like little clouds. Many of them have a spiral shape, and that's why we called them spiral nebulae. So astronomers in the eighteenth century, eighteenth century, when they looked through the telescope, they could see planets-and they knew those were planets, the moons of Jupiter and they knew they were the moons of Jupiter and then they saw spiral nebulae and they didn't have a clue.
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