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 Replies to “This Week’s Where In The Universe Challenge”
This is the Moon, probably the South Pole. I’m not sure about the spacecraft, though, but I’ll bet on LRO.
This is Peary Crater near the Lunar North Pole and image from LRO’s camera
Peary Crater: Near the Lunar North Pole.LRO spacecraft.
Just saw this last week on the LRO site.
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.
must be the moon.
Looks like the imfamous Y shaped asteroid.
I’ll guess Cabeus crater and go out on a limb with Kaguya
Skull of the moon perhaps?
Lunar surface from the LRO.
I think it is Mercury taken by MESSENGER.
I concur with Vanamonde.
Mercury by MESSENGER
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