Here’s this week’s “Where In The Universe?” mystery image. The goal of this challenge is to test your skills and visual knowledge of our universe. Guess where this image is from, and give yourself extra points if you can guess which spacecraft is responsible for the image. As always, don’t peek below before you make your guess. Comments on how you did are welcome.
This is a brand new image from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting the Saturn system, which took this image of the moon Janus. Janus is 179 kilometers, or 111 miles across, and this view shows a perspective 72 degrees north of the moon’s equator. The image was taken with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on July 14, 2008 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 752 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 259,000 kilometers (161,000 miles) from Janus. image scale is 2 kilometers (5,085 feet) per pixel.
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