Where In The Universe Challenge #120

Article written: 29 Sep , 2010
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Here’s this week’s image for the Where In The Universe Challenge, to test your visual knowledge of the cosmos. You know what to do: take a look at this image and see if you can determine where in the universe this image is from; give yourself extra points if you can name the spacecraft or instrument responsible for the image. We’ll provide the image today, but won’t reveal the answer until later. This gives you a chance to mull over the image and provide your answer/guess in the comment section. Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.

UPDATE: Answer is now posted below:

This dusty little galaxy is the Small Magellanic Cloud, as seen in infrared, taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. In this image you can see stars and dust that haven’t been visible before Spitzer’s infrared eyes took a glance. The Small Magellanic Cloud is a nearby satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, approximately 200,000 light-years away.

For more info on this image, see the Spitzer website.



7 Responses

  1. clatonium says

    It’s Arkansas.

  2. Jon Hanford says

    The Small Magellanic Cloud – IR mosaic by Spitzer

  3. Lawrence B. Crowell says

    I was going to look this up. I figured it was Spitzer, for this appears with a color scheme similar to what is used by that group.

    LC

  4. GBendt says

    It is the Small Magellanic Cloud displayed in a mosaic of pictures taken by SPITZER. You may find all further details at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/csmccaption.html.

  5. Member
    Zargon says

    GBENDT

    … “Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.”

  6. GBendt says

    “Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.”

    If you know, you don´t need to guess any more.

  7. Wolter says

    @GBENDT, If you join a game you have to abide by the rules

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