by Brian LadaAccuWeather, a meteorologist and writer
January 07, 2019, 8:30:23 AM EST
The NASA New Space Horizon spacecraft made history in the New Year Day, like Ultima Thule's 4 million million objects of Earth and snow-white objects.
At 12:33 a.m. EST, January 1, New Horizons made the closest approach to Ultima Thule at a distance of 2,200 kilometers. This is from the East Coast to the western coast of the United States.
Shortly after, the spacecraft projected by Ultima Thule sent the first images of the small world.
"The first exploration of a small Kuiper Belt object and the world's longest exploration of history is now a history, but nearly all analyzes are in the near future," said Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder.
New Horizons is the second time that explores a remote world. In 2015, he became fascinated by millions of people after releasing the first images of Pluto.
More images will be sent from Earth over the next few months, images that are unexpectedly high in February. However, New Horizons will need more time to send all the photos and data that it records.
"While Flyby was fast, ~ 20 months would have to be the whole data of the spacecraft, that is, more than 4 billion dollars in the sun." NASA has said.
Although New Horizons has just sent part of the data collected, scientists are telling us about how trivia has been made over a thousand millions of years.
"The recent image is said to be Ultima Thule" a binary contact, consisting of two connected spheres, "NASA said.
(Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute)
Removing a remote space from the solar system in NASA's Jet Proportion Laboratory was not easy.
New Horizons left Earth on January 19, 2006 when Pluto was extended. However, Ultima Thule was not found using the Telescope Hubble Space Telescope.
After exploring Pluto, in July 2015, scientists at the NASA will find the Ultima Thule encounter this year in the New Year. It was absolutely necessary, partly with Pluto.
"Never has ever been a spacecraft, such as a small body, in the abyss of space at such a great speed," said Stern.
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Successful goals will be understood by scientists that our solar system has created over 4 million years ago.
"The New Horizons mission helps understand the world at the edge of our solar system by exploring Pluto's dwarf planet and exploring the remote and mysterious interior of the Kuiper Belt," NASA said.
"This long journey sends the nuclear space to respond to basic questions about surface properties, geology, interior makers, and environments," NASA said.
Now that New Horizons Ultima Thule has surpassed, scientists are looking for a new object to explore the Kuiper Belt.
This could be a challenge, especially in the part of the Solar System to see objects that are very small and very difficult, even though telescopes are like Hubble.
The possibility of finding new objects would only be the use of the New Horizons camera, known as Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), to find nearby objects in the Kuiper Belt.
"LORRI could take pictures of hundreds or thousands of stars on the spacecraft. It's only possible to send these images to Earth, search for the best computer and send home images only," said SPACE.com.
In the end, New Horizons ends with the traffic of the Kuiper and goes to the star space, and finally it will leave our solar system.
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