Feb 11 2018
For now, the Hubble telescope, which orbits Earth, can image most Kuiper belt objects in greater detail than New Horizon's eight-inch telescope, Porter said. These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system.
According to the principal investigator of the mission, Alan Stern, New Horizons has been a first-run operation: first exploring Pluto is also the first to track the Kuiper Belt, and-in addition-the fastest spacecraft ever launched.
In taking these images, New Horizon broke a record that had stood for almost three decades.
FILE - This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface.
New Horizons took more photos as it sped deeper into the cosmos in December. It's headed toward an even closer encounter with another icy world, 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometres ) beyond Pluto, on January 1, 2019.
This record-breaking picture was taken from 6 billion km away
New Horizons is sleeping now, resting up for its next big adventure. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will bring the spacecraft out of its electronic slumber on June 4 and begin a series of system checkouts and other activities to prepare New Horizons for the MU69 encounter.
The spacecraft became the first to fly over Pluto in 2015, and the first to explore the Kuiper Belt.
With that, New Horizons surpasses a record set by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft. Although the main objective of New Horizons was to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky objects, the spacecraft first flew past the solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, in early 2007 - just a little over a year after launch.
The Kuiper Belt is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. "And now, we've been able to make images farther from Earth than any spacecraft in history". Another picture taken by LORRI consists of two objects in the Kuiper belt.
"That tells us this object is going to have a lot of surprises in store for New Horizons", said Marc Buie, the New Horizons science team member from SwRI who led the observation campaign. But that will not be true when New Horizons wakes up in August.
Alabama man arrested in viral child porn video
Brooke Walker, Moore's fiancé, Tonya Hardy, was detained for questioning, but she's refusing to cooperate with the investigation. Authorities asked for the public's help in locating Moore, who surrendered to Millbrook police around 3:30 a.m.
Wigglesworth in as England waits on Youngs injury
Having relied on just two players at scrum-half for virtually his entire reign, Eddie Jones will finally have to summon a third option, and just whom that may be has got everyone talking.
US Says Russia 'Developing' Undersea Nuclear-Armed Torpedo
Two weeks ago, Mr Mount said the leaked review translates Mr Trump's impulses into an order for new, more usable nuclear options. This constitutes a "major violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)", the statement said.
Feb 09 2018
Twitter Posts Profit In Q4 2017 For First Time Ever
Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,441,312 shares of the company's stock, valued at $49,021,544.96. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in TWTR .
Feb 09 2018
Food may influence cancer spread
Food intake has been linked to cancer growth in the past, and this new study is another example of the connection. Foods that contain high amounts of asparagines include poultry meat and eggs, dairy, whey, beef, fish, sea foods.
Feb 08 2018
IOF Kills Palestinian in Alleged Stabbing Attack
He was the son of a Hamas figure killed by Israeli forces during the second intifada of the early 2000s. Two Israelis have died in that timeframe.
Feb 08 2018
German chancellor urges compromise in coalition talks
After weeks of negotiations, Germany's main political parties have finally reached an agreement to govern together. Merkel at first turned to two smaller parties , the Free Democrats and Greens, to form a new government.
Feb 07 2018
Status yellow snow warning
Latest prediction models by Weather Outlook indicate heavy snow will spread across Scotland from around midnight tonight. The Midlands is expected to endure some of the coldest conditions along with the West and North of the country.
Feb 07 2018
US Starting to Withdraw Forces in Iraq Following Defeat of ISIS
A former US counterterrorism official told NBC News that Turkey has jailed fighters and seized their passports. He was among a small number of Americans to join al-Nusra in Syria , an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.
Feb 07 2018
Most Republicans think FBI, DOJ trying to "delegitimize" Trump
We have an update now on a story we've been following today about dueling memos from the House Intelligence Committee. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration.
Feb 06 2018
British services sector growth at slowest since September 2016
Growth in the United States services sector slowed a little in January, according to final data released on Monday. The Caixin China General Services Business Activity Index rose to 54.7 last month, up from 53.9 in December .
Feb 05 2018
Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Kim Yong-nam is the head of the parliament in the North and will be the highest-level official to visit South Korea in four years. He suggested that the recent communication between North and South Korea was a positive development.
Feb 04 2018
No One's Buying Pep Guardiola's Excuse For Having Just Six Substitutes
However, Guardiola's team is still leading the points table with a good margin. "We didn't have any more players", Guardiola said. City are 16 points clear at the top before second-placed Manchester United host Huddersfield later on Saturday.
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