It’s time once again for another Where In The Universe Challenge. Test your visual knowledge of the cosmos by naming where in the Universe this image was taken and give yourself extra points if you can name the spacecraft responsible for this picture. Post your guesses in the comments section, and check back on Thursday at this same post to find the answer. To make this challenge fun for everyone, please don’t include links or extensive explanations with your answer. Good luck!
Update: the answer has now been posted below.
Ah, yes: this is, in fact, the Tadpole galaxy, taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The Tadpole is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 400 million light years from Earth, located in the constellation Draco. Its “tail” is about 280 thousand light-years long.
For more info on this image, check out JPL’s Photojournal page.
Check back next week for another WITU challenge!