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. Don’t peek before you make your guess!
It was fun to have an image (finally!) where not everyone was completely and absolutely sure on the answer. So, what is it? This is Mars, taken by HiRISE and is layered deposits in the north polar region. HiRISE has been looking at the polar regions to monitor seasonal processes and the permanent polar cap, looking for clues to the past climate record recorded in the polar layered deposits.
And check back next week for another Where In The Universe Challenge!