Where In The Universe Challenge #14

Article written: 30 Jul , 2008
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

Here’s this week’s image for the “Where In The Universe” challenge. Take a look at the image above and guess where in our universe this image was taken. Extra points if you can name the spacecraft responsible for the image as well. No peeking below before you make your guess. Of course, some of our readers out there don’t guess: they KNOW! Universe Today draws some pretty savvy space buffs who know their stuff. Hopefully this weekly challenge is helping everyone to hone (or show off?) their skills.

Ready? Go!

This week’s image is a composite image, composed of two images taken with Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows a crescent view of Saturn’s moon Titan.

The data were obtained during a flyby on July 22, 2006, at a distance of 15,700 kilometers (9,700 miles) from Titan. The image was constructed from images taken at wavelengths of 1.26 microns shown in blue, 2 microns shown in green, and 5 microns shown in red.

Not only is Titan a very intriguing world, its beautiful as well. Just a little chilly there, though.

How’d you do in this week’s challenge?

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26 Responses

  1. Haplo says


  2. Yoo says

    Violet haze surrounding a crescent pegged it as Titan as seen by Cassini. It helped that I browsed a lot of Cassini photos so I could include one when I blogged about Titan recently. 🙂

  3. Loki says

    yep and yep 🙂

    instant recognition.

    love it. beautiful.

  4. James says

    Oh I guessed Earth!

  5. James says

    Except I didn’t. I got it, but I didn’t get the spacecraft, though, which never happens anyway.

  6. Sven-Erik Andersen says

    Yes and yes! For once I got it right! 😉

  7. Sibylle says

    Yes! I knew it! Wooohooo! :):):)

  8. Ionut says

    Yupiii! I finally got one! I guessed Saturn’s moon Titan and the Cassini spacecraft! (although I was wondering if it weren’t one of Jupiter’s moons and the Galileo spacecraft)

  9. Bob Strause says

    The force was with me – nailed it in a second!

    Thanks, and keep bringing them on….

  10. Jorge says

    This one is a no-brainer: Titan, shot by Cassini. I think I could have nailed it with my eyes closed. Well… not really… you know what I mean… 😉

  11. Jano (9 yo) says

    I hit it on my third guess.

  12. Navneeth says

    Way too easy! 🙂

  13. DrNecropolis says

    Sweet, first time I got it instantly! Of course my cubicle neighbors were a bit confused when I yelled out “Titan”…

  14. neoguru says

    Titan Cassini of course. An easy one now and then doesn’t hurt a thing. Still only missed a total of 3 since challenge started. Keep ’em coming!

  15. Rafael says

    Yes Titan from Cassini. Ahh, so beautiful, yet so mysterious. One of several celestial spheres I consider a possible abode for life. The others being Mars and Europa. Okay, maybe Enceladus too.

  16. cessilie says

    not sure how, not sure why, but i got it? my inner nerd must be more observant than i thought!!!

  17. RL says

    I did it! I got it right! Titan and Cassini!

    I suppose I was bound to get it right if I kept guessing Titan and Cassini, but still!

    I guess you can yell I don’t get these answers often.

    I can’t wait for next weeks challenge.

  18. Tim says

    I guess venus

  19. Member
    Gerald, Walnut Creek, CA says

    Too easy! You’ll have to try harder next time.

  20. Member

    I thought it was the Moon as seen through my eyes on a Saturday night 😉

  21. pantzov says

    it could have only been one of two bodies. when you asked for the space craft name as well… that was the givaway. 🙂

  22. Jon Hanford says

    How about dwarf planet Titan (as seen by Cassini) ! It’s bigger than Mercury & has cleared its orbit around Saturn….or…..uh…..well its not a Plutoid.

  23. Nexus says

    The only other place it could have been was Venus.

  24. saito says

    it is a very nice picture…so proud of u

  25. karebear says

    This one was very easy…My 8 year old daughter and I look forward to the challenge each week. Please keep them coming!

  26. Member
    Nicholos Wethington says

    Woohoo!! I got this one without peeking. Thanks for throwing us an easier one, and keep ’em coming, Nancy.


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