4 May 2013

Question Of The Day #56: Astronomical Significance

And that brings us to the week's last question on Print Media.

The person X in the picture has a celestial body Y named after him. His invention Z was picked as the most important invention of the previous millenium, by Time-Life magazine. Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: (Please highlight the text below)

X : Johannes Gutenberg
Y : Asteroid 777 Gutemberga
Z : Mechanical Movable Type Printing


  1. X : Johannes Gutenberg
    Y : Asteroid 777 Gutemberga
    Z : Movable Type Printing

  2. Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg invented mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. In 1997, Time–Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention as the most important of the second millennium. In space, he is commemorated in the name of the asteroid 777 Gutemberga.
    X - Johannes Gutenberg
    Y - Asteroid 777 Getumberga
    Z - Movable printing press

  3. X- Johanns Gutenberg
    Y-Gutenberg (crater), a crater on the Moon
    Z- Printing press

  4. Sathiya Sundaram and Monika Thalla get it right!