nasa\'s new horizons space probe beams back sharpest image yet of ultima thule
In a brief release of the Applied Physics Laboratory at John Hopkins University, the researchers said the latest high
\"Resolution Image\" is by far the clearest view of this extraordinary ancient object in the solar system.
\"This picture is made from wide-angle Multi-
The color Visual Imaging Camera, or MVIC, shot the Ultima Thule, which is 4,200 miles away, only seven minutes before creating a new situation.
The image was stored on board and returned to Earth on January. 18-19.
NASA\'s New Horizons probe captured this.
On the New Year\'s Day, in the far-off kuiber belt, the ultimate tulle resolution view billions of miles from Pluto.
This photo was sent back to Earth on January. 18-19.
According to the APL version, NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI \"the oblique lighting of this image reveals the new-earth details of the day/night border or the Terminator near the top \".
\"These details include many small pits up to about 0.
4 miles in diameter.
A large circular character about 4 miles wide, located in a smaller part of the two leaves, also appears to be a deep depression.
\"It is not clear whether these pits are characteristic of impact pits or other processes,\" interrupted Harris, such as \"collapse pits\" or emissions of ancient volatile substances.
The \"two flap shows\" interesting light and dark patterns of unknown origin, which may reveal clues as to how this body is assembled during the formation of Solar System 4.
5 billion years ago.
One of the most striking is the bright \"Collarbone\" that separates the two leaves \".
\"The New Horizons was launched 13 years ago and flew over Pluto on July 2015, racing at a distance of 7,800 miles to collect the first close range.
Pictures and lots of data about the most famous dwarf planets in the solar system.
Looking for another target outside Pluto, the Hubble Space Telescope found a small object numbered 2014 MU69, which was later named Ultima Thule in the NASA naming contest.
After the completion of Pluto\'s flight, the New Horizon was ordered to change its course and set up in January.
1 Ultimate Thule fly over.
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It looks like the body is one of countless pieces of debris in the koiber belt outside Pluto, which is considered to have been left from the original gas and dust clouds that gather together
It seems to be made up of two bodies that gently collide and stick together in the distant past.
Alan Stern: \"This new image begins to reveal the differences in the geological features of the two leaves of Ultima Thule, and also shows us the new mysteries, \"New Horizons chief investigator said in a statement.
\"There will be better color and resolution images in the coming month, and we hope that they will help solve many of the mysteries of Ultima Thule.