The last time they did this was 5 December, when New Horizons took a routine calibration image of a cluster of stars, breaking a record for the most distant photograph ever taken. For comparison, Voyager 1 was 3.75 billion miles from Earth when it captured the "Pale Blue Dot" image. The image was captured on February 14, 1990, when the space probe was at a distance of 6.06 billion kilometers (3.75 billion miles) from Earth.
New Horizons made history by clicking the images using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). It extends in a disc around our sun, beyond the orbit of Neptune. The "Wishing Well" view and those two false-color images, showing the objects known as 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85, are what gave LORRI its record as the farthest-out camera.
New Horizons willI become the first to do a fly-by of one of the many mysterious Kuiper Belt objects when it will come in close range of "Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69" shortly after midnight on January 1, 2019.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars, snapped an image - and made history. The red line marks the path of the New Horizons spacecraft.
On July 14, 2015, at 11:49 UTC, it flew 12,500 km (7,800 mi) above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet.
New Horizons is sleeping now, resting up for its next big adventure. "The spacecraft also is making almost continuous measurements of the plasma, dust and neutral-gas environment along its path".
New Horizons is just the fifth spacecraft to speed beyond the outer planets, so many of its activities set distance records.
New Horizons is reportedly healthy and everything is functioning as planned.
"Combining images with the measurements we make of the composition of and environment around MU69, should teach us a great deal about objects like MU69 that built dwarf planets like Pluto", Weaver said.
"That tells us this object is going to have a lot of surprises in store for New Horizons", said Marc Buie, the New Horizons science team member from SwRI who led the observation campaign.
But now, New Horizons mission is yet to finish as it travels at a speed of 1.1m km a day to reach its final objective: the observation of objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt which got underway a year ago.
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