It’s time once again for another Where In The Universe Challenge. This image was sent in by UT reader Brian Hinson. Name where in the Universe this image was taken and give yourself extra points if you can name exactly what it is. 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 now been posted below!
This very otherworldly-looking image was — as many of you guessed — taken on Earth (although I liked the Besspin and Venus references!) Brian Hinson VLA submitted a few images he took while out for a plane ride. “I took a friend flying over the VLA here in New Mexico and took some other-worldly shots of the
antennas with some ground fog,” he wrote. “I thought perhaps you could do a WITU….The VLA has done so much historic radio astronomy work over the decades that they need a nod, methinks.”
So here’s the nod: Check out the VLA website (where you can see images of the antennas without the fog!)
Also, Brian has a Flickr page where you can see a few more of his VLA images, and more.
Thanks Brian, for sending in your unique image. If anyone else has images or suggestions for a future WITU, let Nancy know.