(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.