Its time once again for another Where In The Universe Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to test your skills and knowledge of the cosmos. Guess where in the Universe this image is from, and give yourself extra points if you can guess which spacecraft is responsible for the image. Post your guess in the comment section (no links to hints please!) and check back tomorrow for the answer. Good luck!
UPDATE: The answer has now been posted below. (Don’t peek before you make your guess!)
This image is a zoomed in look at one region of the Rosette Nebula, taken by the Chandra X-ray Telescope, showing a group of hot, young stars. The nebula is about 5,000 light years from Earth, and we see it in the constellation Monoceros. The colors represent various levels of X-ray energy: red shows low-energy (0.5-2 keV) and blue shows high-energy (2-8 keV) X-rays. Chandra took the image back in January of 2001. For more info on the image and the Rosette Nebula, check out the Chandra website and their description of the image.
Hope you enjoyed this image — check back next week for another WITU Challenge!