قالب وردپرس درنا توس
Home / Science / NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for historic rendezvous in the New Year in outer space

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for historic rendezvous in the New Year in outer space



Receive the Mach newsletter.

By Denise Chow and David Freeman

As night owls gather around the world to celebrate the launch of 201

9, a NASA spacecraft rings in the New Year a gathering about 4 billion kilometers from Earth.

The New Horizons spacecraft has been in space for 13 years and is now approaching an object in the Kuiper Belt, a vast region outside Neptune's orbit full of icy bodies and dwarfed by planets. If everything goes according to plan, the probe will fly past the Ultima Thule object at 12:33 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 1st.

The flyby, broadcast live on NASA TV from 12:00 pm: At 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday, Ultima Thule is the farthest object ever visited by a spaceship.


Source link