Could You Be An Astronaut? Step One, Solve This Puzzle Correctly

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake recently shared the tricky puzzle on Facebook.

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Could You Be An Astronaut? Step One, Solve This Puzzle Correctly

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European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake recently shared a tricky puzzle on his Facebook page. The brain teaser, featured in his book - Ask An Astronaut - is straight from the European Space Agency's selection test and has left many on Facebook utterly confused. It shows a cube with a dot at the bottom and involves mentally moving the cube as per given instructions to figure out where the dot ends up. While it may seem simple, the problem has received a ton of conflicting responses.

See the astronaut's puzzle below and let us know if you are able to solve it:
 
 
 


Since being shared online just about a week ago, the problem has received over 900 shares and more than 2,000 responses.

Were you successful in solving the puzzle?

While many called the instructions ambiguous, Mr Peake revealed the correct answer in a follow-up post:
 
 
 


That's right, the dot ends up exactly where it started - at the bottom.

 

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