Where In The Universe #88

Article written: 20 Jan , 2010
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Itโ€™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 later at this same post to find the answer. To make this challenge fun for everyone, please donโ€™t include links or extensive explanations with your answer. Good luck!

UPDATE: The answer is now posted below.

This is a lake on Titan. It iis part of a larger image taken by the Cassini radar instrument during a flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on Sept. 23, 2006. It shows clear shorelines that look eerily like lakes here on Earth. But with Titan’s colder temperatures and hydrocarbon-rich atmosphere, however, the lakes likely contain a combination of methane and ethane, not water. No skinny dipping allowed!

Check back next week for another test of your visual knowledge of the cosmos!



12 Responses

  1. Nephish777 says

    Methane Lake on the Moon Titian by Cassini.

  2. Jon Hanford says

    Just a guess…Titan(radar image of lake) by Cassini.

  3. Member
    IVAN3MAN says

    It’s a radar picture of an “Electric Universe” troll! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. William928 says

    Titan, by Cassini, the dark patch is a Methane lake. I love Cassini!

    @IVAN3MAN: Please, don’t start! Funny though!

  5. Lawrence B. Crowell says

    In looking at the JPL Cassini site I’d say that while I did not find this image this does look like a Titan lake.

    LC

  6. chemist84 says

    Cassini radar image of one of Titan’s lakes, 9/06.

  7. jdillon says

    I am unsure of it’s name, but I believe that it is on the Earth’s moon and is Jill from the story Jack and Jill.

  8. prospero says

    Looks like a methane lake on Titan to me, taken by Cassini.

  9. MageAshke says

    Obviously Bigfoot’s shadow!

  10. Navneeth says

    Yeah, I just want to say something silly now since this is very easy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. neoguru says

    Titan methane lake. Cassini. hehehe

  12. DrFlimmer says

    Definitely the shadow of an approaching alien space ship, ready to land on Mars! No doubt, this picture has been taken by HiRise, but was hidden in the NASA archives. Where did you find it?

    ๐Ÿ˜€

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