Ready for another Where In The Universe Challenge? Take a look and see if you can name where in the Universe this image is from. Give yourself extra points if you can name the spacecraft, telescope or instrument responsible for the image. We 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. And Please, no links or extensive explanations of what you think this is — give everyone the chance to guess.
UPDATE: The answer is now posted below:
Sharp eyes, everyone. This Hubble image from 2000 was taken when the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was brand-spanking new. It shows the unique galaxy pair called NGC 3314. Through an extraordinary chance alignment, a face-on spiral galaxy lies precisely in front of another larger spiral. This line-up provides us with the rare chance to visualize dark material within the front galaxy, seen only because it is silhouetted against the object behind it.
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See more about the image on HubbleSite.
Also, I finally answered last week’s WITU Challenge, #133. And this one has a personal connection, too. Find the answer back on the original post.
5 Replies to “Where In The Universe #134; Answer for #133”
HST’s view of a pair of overlapping galaxies known as NGC 3314.
I agree, Hubble Space Telescope NGC 3314.
NGC 3314 by Hubble back in 2000. I especially like the way you can see the dark lanes in NGC 3314a.
Bill Keel 🙂
Looks like NGC 3314, pair of galaxies, by Hubble..
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