Here’s a new WITU Challenge! This image was sent in by UT reader Yüksel Kenaroglu. 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 tomorrow. 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.
Thanks to Yüksel for the submission. Remember, we’ll take suggestions for future WITU’s — just send Nancy an email NOTE: Don’t send an email to answer the challenge, as several people have done. Provide your answer in the comment section, as stated in the instructions.
UPDATE: The answer has now been posted below.
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As many suspected this is the inside of Victoria Crater on Mars, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Below is the full original, color image, which includes notations for various features, including the Opportunity rover sitting along the rim of the crater.