" New Horizons "spacecraft became famous for Pluto's flyover in 2015, but here in 2019 discoveries are made that are just as fascinating. Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" New horizons pass a distant asteroid Walking far beyond Pluto, NASA called Ultima Thule The next day, NASA released the image of the asteroid which showed that a snowman was formed in a higher-quality image which shows all the details of Ultima Thule and explains some of his mysteries. In New Year's Eve, New Horizons flew past a distant asteroid that goes far beyond Pluto, which NASA calls the Ultima Thule. The day after the flight, NASA released the image of the asteroid that showed it was a snowman. They are now releasing a still higher quality image showing all the details of Ultima Thule and explaining some of his puzzles.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) of NASA image issues in January 2 It was just behind the spacecraft so no shadows were visible, a fact that made it impossible for NASA to determine Ultima Thule's terrain. "> This higher resolution solves one of the problems with the NASA image of Jan. 2. This image is made when the Sun is right behind the spacecraft, so no shadows are visible, which makes it impossible but NASA to determine the terrain of Ultima Thule, with direct sunlight, all the hills or craters will look flat on the spacecraft
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0e) Mb (0) Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" This new photo is made a bit later during the flyover and shows more side light. This view highlights the contours of Ultima Thule, including a spectacular crater. While at first glance it looks like a crater, NASA says it can also be caused by an internal collapse. data-reactid = "26"> This new photo is taken later in the flight and shows more side light. This view highlights the contours of Ultima Thule, including a spectacular crater of the smaller than the two shovels. While at first glance it looks like a crater, NASA says it can also be caused by an internal collapse.
At the boundary between day and night, the image shows a collection of small craters that are almost certainly caused by blows. These small craters are important because astronomers can use them to estimate the number of small asteroids floating around in that part of the solar system. Such asteroids are so small and remote that it is impossible to test them with telescopes, so the impact on a larger asteroid is the evidence we have that they even exist.
This is just the beginning of many data sent back over the next few months, and future downloads will include even better images along with any data scientists can use to learn more about this mysterious external region of our solar system. -text Mb (1.0e) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8e) – sm "type =" text "content =" Source: NASA ] <p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) "19459011" ("You may also like it")