The probe New Horizons sent by NASA to space reached the most distant celestial body that flown in history.
This was confirmed by the administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, confirmed the realization of New Horizons via his Twitter account.
"Confirmed! New Horizons flew over the most distant object ever visited by a spaceship. Congratulations to the team, Johns Hopkins and the Southwest Research Institute for making history again! "He wrote.
Confirmed! @NASANewHorizons flew through the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft. Congratulations to the New Horizons team, @JHUAPL and the Southwest Research Institute for making history again! pic.twitter.com/t47BOmo7c1
– Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) 1 January 2019
Ultima Thule, located at approximately 6,400 million kilometers from the earth, is an example of the past of the universe.
This flyby is the first exploration near an object of the Kuiper belt, which is the edge of our solar system.
This celestial body is so far away from the earth orders sent take 6 hours and 8 minutes to arrive.
New Horizons had already made an important finding, after that will fly over Pluto in 2015 and send unprecedented images.
Since 2006, when the spacecraft was sent into space, New Horizons traveled through the universe to do so go to Pluto, which lasted 9 and a half years.
His stay was extended in 2016So we can visit this celestial body in the Kuiper belt.