Where In The Universe #64

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 later 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.

This is a false color picture of Callisto, taken by Voyager 2 on July 7, 1979 from about 1,094,666 kilometers (677,000 miles) away. The surface of Callisto is the most heavily battered and cratered of the Jupiter’s moons and resembles ancient heavily cratered terrains on the Moon, Mercury and Mars. The bright areas are ejecta thrown out by relatively young impact craters. A large ringed structure, probably an impact basin, is shown in the upper left part of the picture.

How’d you do?

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22 Replies to “Where In The Universe #64”

  1. This is Jupiter’s moon Callisto. The picture strikes me as something one of the Voyagers would come up with as it flew by the jovian system.

  2. Definately Callisto. Looks like we got an easy one this week. I would say this is from the Galileo spacecraft.


  3. Woot! One I recognise! Callisto (although plenty of folk beat me to it)

    1st time poster BTW.

  4. I was going to say Callisto too, but I have to agree with the folks that say this is one of the Voyagers. Not sure which one, though.

  5. Jupiter’s moon Callisto. This is an old photograph, probably by one of the Voyager spacecraft.

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