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/telescope 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!
I have to admit, the “Patrick Stewart” answer made me laugh out loud, but really, (as most of you guessed) this is an ultraviolet image of Venus’ clouds as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide-Field/Planetary Camera 2 taken on January 24 1995, when Venus was at a distance of 70.6 million miles (113.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
You can read more about this image, including why there is a “Y”-shaped pattern in the clouds, at this webpage from NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center.