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.
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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.
Sony's 'Venom' spin-off gets its first trailer
Fans have been dissecting every frame of Venom's first trailer today, looking for clues about the plot of the secretive project. Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October.
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The Echo then compares live commands to the acoustic fingerprint of the snippet to determine if the commands are authentic or not. During the advert, Amazon had cleverly ensured the Alexa in your house wouldn't respond when the advert was running.
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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.
Feb 10 2018
PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in south Tripura taking his party's call of "Chalo paltai" to the voters. After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12.
Feb 09 2018
England unveil fresh World Cup kits
Gernot Rohr's men will wear the shirts for the first time on March 23 when they face Poland in a friendly in Warsaw. On twitter they poked fun at the kit, with some vowing not to part with their hard-earned cash this summer.
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 09 2018
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.
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
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.
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
Coach Bill Belichick takes questions about decision to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler
On Monday, Belichick offered a hopelessly vague response to a question about Butler: "There are a lot of things that go into that. Butler ranked fourth in pass breakups in 2015 and 2016 before finishing 13th this season, according to Pro Football Focus .
Feb 06 2018
Rumor: Mario Party 11 coming to Switch next year
It is also no surprise if the next " Call of Duty " does come to the Switch given how popular the device is. Following the release of last year's World War II, the Call of Duty series is officially back to it roots.
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 .
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