Category Archives: PODs

Pic-a-POD caught in US Government Shutdown

Due to the current shutdown of the US government, the NASA web sites are completely offline. For Pic-a-POD, this means that the Astronomy and Earth Observatory PODs are unavailable.

Pic-a-POD for iOS will continue showing some info about the last pics available (1st October) but will be unable to download the images.

Pic-a-POD for Mac is in more trouble as it tries more actively to fill in the blanks. With  entire domain names off the net, this can take a very long time. So I suggest turning off Astronomy & Earth Observatory in the Sources menu until the government shutdown is over.

Earth Observatory puzzle

The Earth Observatory POD for 4th November 2011 is a geographic puzzle. You have to try to identify the location of the image and then answer true or false to a series of statements about that location.

You can see the image and read the questions in Pic-a-POD (and don’t be afraid to scroll down the text – there are no spoilers), but to submit an answer, you need to go the original web site and follow the link to the Quiz answer form. Here is a direct link to the web page:

The quiz deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 4 p.m. PST.