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 on 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 been posted below:
This is a planetary nebula with some issues, as it is bipolar. M2-9 is a striking example of a ‘butterfly’ nebula. Another more revealing name might be the ‘Twin Jet Nebula,’ as it looks like a pair of exhaust steams from jet engines. The image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and you can get more info on it here from the ESA Hubble website.
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