(The Gist of Science Reporter) First Kuiper Belt Flyby [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) First Kuiper Belt Flyby [JANUARY-2020]

First Kuiper Belt Flyby

  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) New Horizons mission team released the first detailed information of the farthest world ever explored namely the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule.
  • Its remarkable appearance highlights the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago.
  • Besides the farthest exploration of an object in history which is four billion miles from the Earth, the flyby of Ultima Thule was also the first investigation by any space mission of a well-preserved planetesimal, an ancient relic from the era of planet formation, noted NASA.

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