NASA is always trying to make the best of everything that they do. Mixing up a lot of talents together – they have consistently been exceeding at the super level at all the projects that they handle. Whether it may be a tagged project or an individual project of their own, they have always made sure that their excellence mark which they have secured until now, never gets wasted.
The same process has been followed now. According to reports, a new start for the journey of the New Horizons has officially been initiated by NASA. This spacecraft is made to take images of the Ultima Thule. It is an object which is distant to the Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.
The space probe is best known for snapping its incredible photos of Pluto in the year 2015. It has embarked a new adventure for the space agency. The object lurks over the edge of our solar system at the Kuiper Belt.
The schedule of the flyby is due on 1st January 2019. The spacecraft is going to continue studying the Kuiper Belt until the year 2021. It is a mysterious planet even than the Pluto.
With an estimated 30 kilometre diameter and the smallest one – Ultima Thule is a very glorified asteroid than all the others. It is fragile and a little frigid with space beyond the Pluto. It is known as a slow orbit which roams around our sun and swings only once every 296 years.
A lot of Scientists around the globe have been gulping out theories about the look of the Ultima Thule by having a clear vision in mind. The glimpse of the asteroid is still kept as a surprise as there has never been a flyby of an object which is made to be so distant in the history of any other space program.
Any scientist has never done the study of the Kuiper Belt object. And keeping in mind the distance of this asteroid been so close – Ultima Thule has been harvested a lot of insights in the history for the formation of our solar system.