An NASA New Horizons browser test (TheNew Horizons in Spanish) that goes over this Tuesday with success Last Thule, an an extraordinary square object humanity has been investigated to date, located in the Kuiper zone, about 6,500 million kilometers away from the sun.
"Confirmation! New Horizons has overwhelmed the ever-lasting everyday everyday lifecraft. Congratulations to the team!", NASA said, Jim Bridenstine, on your Twitter account.
Bridenstine indicated that the US department of a company, along with its co-operatives in this mission, Johns Hopkins University and Southwest Research Institute, "they have returned to make history again".
Proof! @NASANewHorizons travel with the far away by a spaceship ever. Congratulations to the New Horizons team, @ JHUAPL and the Southwest Research Institute to do history again! You can change your settings at any time
– Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) 1 January 2019
Ultima Thule, the name chosen by a & # 39; the public in a call from NASA to announce what was announced before that time, M69 2014, originating from Greek used by Roman and medieval geologists to identify a place "which is further afield of the recognized world . "
According to NASA, the probe New Horizons, which is has already examined Pluto in 2015, Ultra Thule's strongest portrait drawings for 72 hours from 3,500 kilometers away to recognize its surface and shape and find out if there is an atmosphere or other associated groups around it.
Ultima Thule is located in one of the most remote parts of the Solar System, known as the Kuiper belt, in honor of the leading scientist who was in the 50s, Gerard Kuiper.
Scientists and sciences over this mission hope that the information collected by New Horizons will help to gain a greater understanding of the creation of the Solar System and how the planets were built.
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Before this, the team is led by the scientist Alan Stern, from the Southwest Research Institute, He emphasized the idea that Ultima Thule had two different planets combined.
However, the scientist at Johns Hopkins University, Hal WeaverHe was sure he was about it Any asteroid shaped like a pot or a bonus, after seeing the latest images of Ultima Thule, is still very small.
"That's quite common among the small contemporary groups of the Solar System," said Weaver at a news conference announced after receiving his first sign from New Horizons after completing on their intentions.
According to Weaver, This other secret form of the celestial body would be described out: the different differences.
Image First image of #UltimaThuleSouth-west The parallel left of two images is built by @NASANewHorizons, which provides the best understanding of the size and shape of Ultima Thule to date (artist's idea on the right). More images on Jan 2nd! https://t.co/m9ys0VhmLA pic.twitter.com/qZu0KL8uJB
– Johns Hopkins APL (@JHUAPL) 1 January 2019
On its part, Stern named in a news conference that does not reach the higher room images "to February, about".
The chief of his mission took the opportunity to congratulate the work of all members of the New Horizons team, and he talked about how well it was. it was.
"The New Horizons team makes it easier, no, this team has spent three and a half years working hard to do this, and from what we see, they got a 100% score," said Stern, ; name They will begin on their first scientific article about the mission this week.