Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-12-2013: Pioneer 10

Oh, well, THAT’s something.

You’ve probably seen the sad news about the recent helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Which was a tragic occurrence, where-ever you are: especially given it took place the night before Saint Andrews Day.

Well, there’s an upside, however minor.   It seems that all of the bodies have been recovered: and the names of the last few dead have bee released.

That’s good, I think: it means the bereaved can start burying their dead, and start mourning.

Although whether that’s something that replacing the loss of a loved one … ?   I really couldn’t say … 


Moving on … ?   Moving on, yesterday’s teaser say Debbi* putting in her answers: and along with letting us know what a pleasant surprise seeing Tom Baker was, also bagging nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 3rd December, 1973, saw the Pioneer 10 take the first close up pictures of Jupiter, successfully capturing images of two of Jupiter’s moons.   Name either of those moons.
Q2) More to the point, in which year did Pioneer 10 leave the Solar System?
Q3) Both Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 carry plaques, all about Humanity.   Who were those plaques intended for … ?
Q4) More to the point, who suggested those plaques … ?
Q5) True or False: Pioneer 10 took the photo of Earth known as the Pale Blue Dot.
Q6) Finally … in which year did we lose radio contact with Pioneer 10?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd December saw the consecration of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, in London.   In which year of the 1690s?
A1) 1697.
Q2) The Cathedral’s on London’s highest point: on which hill … ?
Q3) Which Saint Paul is it dedicated to: Saint Paul the Wise, Saint Paul the Carpenter or Saint Paul The Apostle?
A3) Saint Paul The Apostle.
Q4) Saint Paul’s is also the seat of which English bishop … ?
A4) The Bishop of London.
Q5) Who was the architect of this particular Saint Paul’s … ?
Q6) Who held the main celebration of their Diamond Jubilee, outside Saint Paul’s … ?
A6) Queen Victoria.   (Due to her age, she stayed in her carriage.)
Q7) Whose tomb is directly beneath the Dome of Saint Paul’s … ?
A7) Admiral, Lord Nelson’s.
Q8) The cathedral also has the third largest what what in Great Britain: dome, organ or altar … ?
A8) Third largest pipe organ.
Q9) Which of the Harry Potter films features the Geometric Staircase in the South West Bell Tower of Saint Paul’s Cathedral?
Q10) Finally … which Church actually runs Saint Paul’s Cathedral … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Pioneer 10 was a pioneer in the true sense of the word. After it passed Mars on its long journey into deep space, it was venturing into places where nothing built by humanity had ever gone before,”
Dr Colleen Hartman.
And with this video … 

Have a good day … 

*        It’s probably worth watching, again, Debbi, isn’t it … ?

Oh, by the way, Debbi, did you ever hear of a UK impersonator called Jon Culshaw … ?   He does a very good Tom Baker … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well worth it. Thanks, Paul!

1. Ganymede and Europa
2. 1983
3. intelligent life from other planets
4. Carl Sagan
5. false
6. 2002 or 2003, if you count the really weak last transmission