February 25, 2021

New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth

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By Jon Fingas from engadget They’re the farthest since the legendary ‘Pale Blue Dot’ picture. Voyager 1 has held the distance record for a captured image for the past 27 years thanks to its legendary “Pale Blue Dot” photo (3.75 billion miles away from Earth), but that milestone just got smashed. NASA’s New Horizonsprobe took […]

Pluto’s atmosphere

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Pluto’s atmosphere takes center stage in new NASA photo BY MIRIAM KRAMER A new photo of Pluto’s atmosphere makes the invisible visible. The new image, taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in July, shows the blue ring of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere as it would appear in the infrared — a kind of light invisible […]

This is your closest look yet at a Kuiper Belt object

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By Jon Fingas From engadget NASA’s New Horizons probe spotted an object 3.3 billion miles away from the Sun. That moving dot you see in the picture above may not seem like much at first glance, but it’s a pretty big deal — it’s humanity’s closest-ever look at an object in the Solar System’s distant […]