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Minimalist Poster Round

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Q1.In the famous fictional X universe Y is an invented chemical element which serves as a controlling agent in the faster-than-light warp drive. In the original series, Y crystals were rare and could not be replicated, making the search for them a recurring plot element. According to a periodic table shown during a Next Generation episode, it has the chemical symbol Dt and the atomic number 87, which in reality belongs to francium.(image in next slide)

Give X and Y.

ANSWER

Ans.X=Star Trek and Y=Dilithium Crystals

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Give the Funda behind this article. (Bonus points for Identifying the person)

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ANSWER

Ans.Valentina TereshkovaArticle was published on the occasion of The First Woman going into space.

Q3.Identify The Narrator of the Famous TV Show Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking.

(Video in Next Slide)

ANSWER

Ans.Benedict Cumberbatch

Q4.Mother of all slingshots is the critical engine firing procedure intended to hurl X on its 10 month long interplanetary cruise. Due to the lack of bigger rocket Ys scientist undertook this procedure to impart the spacecraft with the escape velocity by successively firing on-board rockets 6 times to raise the apogee(farthest point) of the spacecraft, finally reaching at 240,000 km and releasing the rocket from the clutches of the Earth.What is X and Y ?(pic in next slide)

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X-Mars Orbiter mission(MOM)Y-ISRO

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Q5.SOFIA( Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) known to be the successor of the Kuiper observatory , is a joint project of NASA and German aerospace centre (DLR). At present, SOFIA is one of its kind in the world.It has a 2.5 metre diameter reflecting telescope and can be taken to almost any point on Earths surface?

How does it do it?

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IT IS THE ONLY FLYING OBSERVATORY IN THE WORLD.

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Q6.The system _______ was conceived by Martin Lo, whose software was used to help design the flight path for NASA's Genesis mission, which is currently using a "freeway in space" on its mission to collect solar wind particles for return to Earth.Despite thegravitational attraction of the Sun and Earth, it is possible to travel throughout the Solar System using little or no power, as long as you are patient, and start at one of the Earth'sLagrangian point. (where the gravitational forces of the Sun, Earth, and Moon exactly cancel out) Some of these points are unstable ,so a little push will in the right direction can help in travelling at little or no additional cost in fuel.Lo plans to map out these tubes for the whole solar system.What is the system called?(Image follows)

ANSWER

Interplanetary Transport Network

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Q7.NASA's Curiosity rover took its first test stroll on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 , and beamed back pictures of its accomplishment in the form of track marks in the Martian soil. Careful inspection of the tracks reveals a unique, repeating pattern.The pattern is Morse code for JPL, the abbreviation for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where the rover was designed and built, and the mission is managed.Curiosity cant read the Morse code symbols in the track marks directly, but it can note that the pattern is a high-contrast compared to the rover's zigzagging wheel treads.(Image follows)What purpose does the Morse code serve to the rover?

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The purpose of the pattern is to create features in the terrain that can be used to visually measure the precise distance between drives.This driving tool, called visual odometry, allows the rover to use images of landscape features to determine if it has travelled as far as predicted, or if its wheels have slipped. Ans.

The first of these (Xs) when discovered, was named LGM-1. The explanation of the naming goes hence.In 1967, the chief overseer at SETI (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) found regularly timed signals being received by their equipment. She thought that these were signals from the Martians. They, of course, were not. Instead, they turned out to be Xs. The overseer, referring to her visualization of the Martians called these objects LGMs. What is X and what does LGM stand for.Q8.

ANSWER

X-Pulsars, LGM-Little Green Men, thats what people in 60s thought Martians looked like

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I came in with Halleys comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I cant. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. Said X.Interestingly enough, X died the day later when Halleys comet visited the Earth once again. Name X.Q9.

ANSWER

Mark Twain.

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It is believed that it was here that Aryabhatta set up his observatory because he thought this was the best suited place for sky watching. It is also believed that it was here that he first formulated and proposed the heliocentric model. The place, literally means counting stars.The place had been forgotten for centuries before it came into prominence once again on 22 July, 2009 because it once again, according to NASA had become the best suited place for studying the solar eclipse that occurred that day.Q10.

ANSWER

Taregana.Ans.

Minimalist Poster Round(written Round)identify the Movie from the given poster8 Questions+10/-0

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Identify the object.Q1.

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Ans.Light Sail

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Identify this concept.

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Ans.Space Elevator

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Ans.Cosmic Microwave background radiation

Whats this concept?

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ANSWER

Ans.Warp drive

What is this famous equation that calculates number of communicable civilizations in space?Q5.

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Ans.Drakes equation

What is the following procedure used for ? Q6.

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Ans.Space tourism

Which paradox?Q7.

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Ans.Fermis ParadoxThe Fermi paradox (or Fermi's paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extra-terrestrial civilizations, such as in the Drake equation, and the lack of evidence for such civilizations.

Whose logo?(Full name required)

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Ans.SETI Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence

Who is this person?

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Ans.Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Ans.Helix Nebula

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Q1.Xs are minor planets with a semi-major axis between those of the outer planets. They have unstable orbits that cross or have crossed the orbits of one or more of the giant planets, and have dynamic lifetimes of a few million years. Xs typically behave with characteristics of both asteroids and comets. They are named after the mythological beings that were a mixture of ______ and human. It has been estimated that there are around 44,000 Xs in the Solar System with diameters larger than 1 km.

Id. X.

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Ans.X=Centaur

Q2.The Twins Study is ten separate investigations chosen by NASA to be conducted on twin astronauts Mark Kelly and ____X____ 10 teams will be coordinating together and sharing all data and analysis as one large ,integrated research team. They will provide a broader insight into subtle effects and changes that may occur in spaceflight as compared to Earth by studying two individuals with same genetics but different environment.Mission runs parallel to One year mission on ISS undertaken by Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and ____X_____ , designed as a stepping stone for future missions to Mars and beyond.(Image follows)

Who is X ?

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SCOTT KELLY

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Q3.Identify the Mission and Put Funda. (Bonus points for guessing the person)

(video in next slide)

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Ans.Space Shuttle Columbia (1997)This was the last recorded video of the crew members.Person- Kalpana Chawla

Q4.Along with its lander X , Y gets its name from a stone and obelisk that was used to read Egyptian hieroglyphics.During its second flyby in November 2007, Y spacecraft was accidently identified as an asteroid. As the asteroids approach to earth was really close (5700 km), it was speculated that it might impact our plane. The Royal Astronomical society was on the verge of making a public statement. Fortunately enough, Denis Deninsenko an astronomer from Moscow, realised the trajectory of suspected asteroid matched with European Space Agencys Y spacecraft and it proved out to be true.What is X and Y ?Along with its lander X , Y gets its name from a stone and obelisk that was used to read Egyptian hieroglyphics.During its second flyby in November 2007, Y spacecraft was accidently identified as an asteroid. As the asteroids approach to earth was really close (5700 km), it was speculated that it might impact our plane. The Royal Astronomical society was on the verge of making a public statement. Fortunately enough, Denis Deninsenko an astronomer from Moscow, realised the trajectory of suspected asteroid matched with European Space Agencys Y spacecraft and it proved out to be true.What