Oh, heavens! I’ve been so busy at Kennedy Space Center with pre-launch activities this week for the STS-130 that I totally forgot about this week’s Where In The Universe Challenge! Thanks to UT reader William928 for reminding me. Since this week is completely different for me, I decided to make the WITU challenge a little different. You can probably guess what planet this is. But the real challenge is to name to moon. 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 (if I don’t forget to post the answer…). To make this challenge fun for everyone, please don’t include links or extensive explanations with your answer. Good luck!
And yes, I’m really having an amazing experience covering the preps for shuttle launch!
UPDATE: Answer has been posted below.
The little moon is Io, backdropped by huge Jupiter. The image was taken by the Cassini spacecraft in 2001 while it was on its way to Saturn. Learn more about the picture here.