This Week’s Where In The Universe Challenge

Article written: 30 Dec , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Ready for another Where In The Universe Challenge? Here’s #85! Take a look and see if you can name where in the Universe this image is from. Give yourself extra points if you can name the spacecraft responsible for the image. As usual, we’ll provide the image today, but won’t reveal the answer until tomorrow. This gives you a chance to mull over the image and provide your answer/guess in the comment section. Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.

UPDATE: Answer has been posted below!

Think it is cold where you are? Well, you might now want to visit this location, on the north pole of the Moon. This image, taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, shows a junction between the rims of three craters on the floor of Peary crater near the lunar north pole. Peary is a key exploration site for future astronauts due its proximity to potential resources. See the entire zoomable HUGE image here.



12 Responses

  1. Jorge says

    This is the Moon, probably the South Pole. I’m not sure about the spacecraft, though, but I’ll bet on LRO.

  2. manjula says

    This is Peary Crater near the Lunar North Pole and image from LRO’s camera

  3. theCase says

    Peary Crater: Near the Lunar North Pole.LRO spacecraft.

    Just saw this last week on the LRO site.

  4. William928 says

    Thanks for a softball during the holiday season, Nancy. The Moon, LRO as the above posters said. Didn’t know the crater, however, if theCase is correct.

  5. Andreea says

    must be the moon.

  6. kammueller says

    Looks like the imfamous Y shaped asteroid.

  7. SteveZodiac says

    I’ll guess Cabeus crater and go out on a limb with Kaguya

  8. SteveZodiac says

    Ah damn!

  9. clament says

    Skull of the moon perhaps?

  10. Ringman says

    Lunar surface from the LRO.

  11. Vanamonde says

    I think it is Mercury taken by MESSENGER.

  12. fnanfne says

    I concur with Vanamonde.
    Mercury by MESSENGER

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