It’s time once again for another Where In The Universe Challenge. Name where in the Universe this image was taken and give yourself extra points if you can name the telescope or spacecraft responsible for the image. 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!
And you can find the answer to last week’s WITU challenge here. (and no, it was not the view out the back window of the Enterprise as it Warps away from Kahn as he detonates the Genesis device — and neither is this one!)
UPDATE: The answer has now been posted (finally — sorry!)
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This is one of the first images taken by the Very Large Telescope’s Infrared Spectrometer And Array Camera (ISAAC) instrument, way back in 1998. It is an infrared color composite of the quadruply lensed quasar system MG0414+0534. At the center is galaxy at redshift z = 0.96 which is responsible for the four (of which two are not completely resolved) gravitationally lensed images of a z = 2.64 quasar plus a faint arc.