Monday, 7 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 7-12-2015: The Galileo Probe

Oh … 


I am having problems!

I’ve got a Mac.   I absolutely love them to bits, I REALLY do.

This morning, though … ?

I have a problem.

I find that that Time Machine — the onboard back-up program that ships with the version of OS X I use — can’t back up … 

Because the extra internal drive I use as my back up drive … is full … !

Right now … ?

I’m thinking I need to get a bigger internal drive: I’d hate to not have a back-up solution.

And wouldn’t you know it … ?

Unless advertising revenue starts coming in, I’m going to have to wait until AFTER Christmas!

Assuming I get pots of money for Christmas.

Blast … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 7th December, 1995, saw the Galileo spacecraft arrive at its destination: the planet Jupiter.   Which Space agency launched the craft?
Q2) The Galileo was launched from where: Cape Canaveral, the Baikonur Cosmodrome or the Space Shuttle Atlantis?
Q3) The Galileo got to Jupiter, after gravitational assist flyby’s of two planets.   These kind of flybys are also known as what: slingshots, potshots or vodka shots?
Q4) Name either of the planets it flew by, on the way to Jupiter.
Q5) The Galileo is orbiting Jupiter in various elliptical orbits.   This allows it to better study Jupiter’s what: atmosphere, magnetosphere or rings?
Q6) Jupiter has how many moons: 57, 67 or 77?
Q7) Four of those moons were discovered by Galileo Galilei: after whom the Galileo was named.   Name one of those moons.
Q8) Jupiter’s orbit of the sun lasts how long: 10.86 years, 11.86 years or 12.86 years?
Q9) The earliest observations of Jupiter date back to roughly the 7th — or 8th — century BC.   They were carried out by astronomers from where: Ancient India, Ancient Babylon or Ancient China?
Q10) Finally … Jupiter’s best known feature is an anticyclonic storm that’s been going for at least 185 years.   It’s know as the Great … what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th December, 1897, saw London become the first city in the world to issue licenses for taxis.   London taxis are — famously — what colour?
A1) Black.
Q2) London Taxis are formally called what carriages?
A2) Hackney carriages.
Q3) London’s cabbies have to take a very extensive exam: to show they have a working knowledge of London’s streets.   This exam — and the associated knowledge — is called what?
A3) The Knowledge.
Q4) London was home to a type of horse-drawn taxi: drawn by just one horse, and named for its original designer.   What’s it called?
A4) A Hansom.
Q5) To operate a London cab, the driver has to have a license: from which body?
Q6) Finally … Many London cabbies feel their livelihoods at risk: from a company which lets you book a ride, through a smart phone app.   Which company?
A6) Uber.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I might then reap the rare reward of becoming famous, like the man who discovered the spots on Jupiter. I prefer, however, to keep silent.”
Søren Kierkegaard.
And some Holst … 

*        You bet there is, Olga!   I had a word with a chap I know, over at the Brentwood Gazette, who’s having a dig around it.   Apparently?   The raid was carried out by the Metropolitan Police.   Which would be fine and dandy … until you realise my home town is in the Essex Police force’s jurisdiction.   Makes you wonder … !

†        I’ll be looking forward to it, Debbi!   (Oh … have you got a spare 3tb internal hard-drive, as a thought … ??   I’m going to need to replace my back-up drive … !)


Debbi said...

Sorry, Paul. Wish I could help there. Good luck!

2. Space Shuttle Atlantis
3. slingshots
4. Venus and Earth
5. magnetosphere
6. 67
7. Europa
8. 11.86 years
9. Ancient Babylon
10. Red Spot

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q2) Space Shuttle Atlantis
Q3) Slingshot
Q4) Venus
Q5) Magnetosphere (X-Men anyone?)
Q6) 67
Q7) Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto
Q8) 11.86 years
Q9) Ancient China
Q10) Red Spot
I hope you find a solution to the backup problem. I'm very intrigued by this story in your street...