Can you solve this tricky puzzle Tim Peake had to take before going into space?

Tim Peake has been confusing the internet with a tricky brainteaser astronauts have to answer as part of the European Space Agency’s selection process.

The 45-year-old spaceman shared one of the puzzles from his new book Ask An Astronaut on his Facebook page.

It involves moving a cube in your mind by following the given instructions to work out the position of a dot at the end of the sequence.

Peake posted: “Here’s a weekend brain teaser, featured in my #AskAnAstronaut book, straight from my astronaut selection test… they get harder!!!”

Here's a weekend brain teaser, featured in my #AskAnAstronaut book, straight from my astronaut selection test… they get harder!!!

Posted by Tim Peake on Saturday, October 21, 2017

On the surface it sounds simple enough, but it appears mentally moving a cube is harder than you think.

The puzzle has the astronaut’s 681,000 Facebook followers bamboozled, with one user saying the instructions were ambiguous while a few others were convinced it was a trick question.

Technology, LifeWeb editor