New Research NASA's latest Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted A Mysterious Object In The 'Twilight Zone' Of Our Solar-System - Physics-Astronomy.org

New Research NASA's latest Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted A Mysterious Object In The 'Twilight Zone' Of Our Solar-System

NASA’s latest Horizon's spacecraft may have accepted Pluto, but it has not stopped surprising scientists. It lately took the closest photos ever of a distant Kuiper Belt object, capture a bizarre object passing some 3.3 billion miles from the sun. Researchers say the object, patrician 1994JR1, is a 90-mile (150-kilometer)-wide ancient body. According to NASA’s scientists the video demonstrate its ability to observe several such bodies over the after that numerous years if NASA accepts a comprehensive mission into the Kuiper Belt. When these pictures were complete, 1994 JR1 was some 3.3 billion miles (5.3 billion miles) from the sun, but
only 170 million miles (280 million kilometers) far from latest Horizons.
New Research NASA's latest Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted A Mysterious Object In The 'Twilight Zone' Of Our Solar-System
 This false color photos shows the minor planet/plutino 1994 JR1 (arrow). picture credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University practical Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research -Institute.
This may not seems a great deal to you but this actually sets a record, by a factor of at slightest 15, for the closest-ever photos of a minor body in the Kuiper Belt, the solar system's 'third zone' beyond the interior, rocky planets and external, icy gas giants. Mission scientists are using images like these to learn several more ancient Kuiper Belt objects from New Horizons if an extended mission is permitted. New Horizons is at present on course for a close flyby of another Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, on Jan. 1, 2019. It orbits nearly 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond- Pluto.
NASA and the latest Horizons group scientists selected 2014 MU69 in August as latest Horizons' next possible target, thus the- nickname PT-1.
Like Pluto, MU69 circles the sun in the frozen, twilight zone call the Kuiper Belt.
MU69 is supposed to be 10 times bigger and 1,000 times more massive than usual comets, counting the one being circled right at present by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft.

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