Ultima Thule, discovered by the Hubl 2014 Space Telescope, is located in the Kajper Belt, a huge disk of rocky remains from the period of formation of planets in the solar system
NASA & # 39; s New Horizons probe has successfully captured the farthest space object for the first time in history, an asteroid named Ultima Thule, which is 6.4 billion kilometers from Earth, NASA said Tuesday.
The probe sent a signal to the earth that took about 10 hours.
New Horizons "works", said Alis Boumen, the official official of the project. "We have just taken the longest flight" of a space object, she added.
The probe was Ultimu Thulu, an ice rock from the period of formation of the solar system, with camera's in 5.33 pm GMT. The images and data they capture will arrive on Earth later on Tuesday.
The idea was to make 900 photos in a matter of seconds, as the fleet of that object lasted about 3,500 kilometers.
"Science will help us understand the origins of the solar system," Bouman said.
Ultima Thule, discovered by the Hubl 2014 Space Telescope, is located in the Kajper Belt, a huge disk of rocky remains from the period of the formation of planets in the solar system.
It is about an asteroid of about 30 kilometers long. The scientists decided to send the probe to New Horizons to investigate it. Nine years after the launch, the probe sent detailed images of Pluto, which was the main mission, reports Hina.