1-1-1: Astronaut vs Cosmonaut - where did they come from?

A space-tacular edition you shouldn't miss!

1-1-1: Astronaut vs Cosmonaut - where did they come from?
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

Welcome, space explorers! 😺

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Today We Learn

The word "astronaut" is derived from two Greek words: "astron" meaning "star" (as in "astrophysics, astrology") and "nautes" meaning "sailor" or "navigator" (remember "nautical miles?")

Therefore, when combined, "astronaut" literally translates to "star sailor" or "star navigator."

Astronauts are people trained and certified by NASA or European/Canadian/Japanese space agencies to carry out professional work in space.

Cosmonauts, on the other hand, are people specifically trained by the Russian Space Agency to work in space.

The word cosmonaut comes from the Greek words 'kosmos', meaning 'universe' and 'nautes', thus translating to 'universe sailor'.

So they are all just sailors, in a different medium! :)

Puzzle Time

Word Search with a Space GK twist 😍


  • Use clues to find the words.
  • Words can go across or down, or diagonally.
  • Letters are shared when the words intersect.
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  1. Brightest star in the night sky
  2. Nearest major galaxy
  3. Happened yesterday, with the sun
  4. Largest moon of Saturn
  5. Has the largest volcano in the solar system
  6. The rover that landed on Mars on August 2012

Happy Puzzl-ing!😍

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Interesting Picture

On this day, April 10th 2019, we saw the first-ever picture of a black hole.

That's 5 years ago!

Black hole is a dense, compact object whose gravitational pull is so strong that – within a certain distance of it – nothing can escape, not even light.

A picture taken using Event Horizon Telescope.

Are you also obsessed with such space-tacular pictures?!

(BONUS πŸŽ‰) Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek pt.1:

You know what's in that big box?

The hampers for our Quizwiz winners!

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Sneak Peek pt.2:

And as if those lovely gifts weren't enough, getting something REALLY special made for our winner as well.

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Answer to previous edition's crossword. A lot of you got this right!

Shoutout to 3 random readers who gave the right answer: Aarti Jhakotiya, Yoganshi Gera, Meenu Kurian πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ§‘

Invert the picture and the answer is right there!

That's it for this Wednesday!

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Stay Curious,

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