NASA has shared a new image from the New Horizons spatial ship just minutes after the Ultima Thule is closest to New Year's Day. The picture, shown below, is the most detailed feature of a Kuiper Belt thing and has a resolution of about 110 feet per pixel. NASA said that the total image we see here is a comparative picture of nine separate photographs.
All the images were taken by the Long Range Imager Imager (LORRI). Each picture appeared for about 0.025 seconds and dropped 6.5 minutes before dealing with the nearest thing. New Horizons was 4,177 miles from Ultima Thule.
The photograph was taken at 12:26 and EST on 1 January 2019, and at the time New Horizons was 4.1 billion miles from Earth. Ultima Thue and New Horizons were meeting reports across NASA 32,000 miles. There were no images of Ultima Thule of the New Horizons mission.
New Horizons sent images of Pluto back in 2015 and is now a billion miles over the planet; before. NASA says that the new image allows scientists to see surface features that are not visible from earlier images. NASA says that the small, dark hills near Ultima Thule are affecting creators, and # 39; fall down, or something else will be discussed with the science team.
The New Horizons team captures images of Ultima Thule and "Stretch Goal" and they say they were scared that the Ultima Thule spacecraft could not be found in a narrow range; camera. The ruthless of the Kuiper Belt work would have had the highest navigational shape ever achieved by a spacecraft.