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/telescope 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: The answer has now been posted below!
Ah, its springtime on Mars’ southern hemisphere! This is Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Specifically, this is a “spot” near the south pole of Mars (-84.3 degrees latitude and 242.1 degrees east longitude) called the Starfish region. MRO is monitoring how warmer weather is changing the polar landscape.
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For more info on this image see the HiRISE website!