The New Horizons probe has transmitted to Earth an image representing the most detailed presentation of Ultima Thule, the most remote object ever studied, located in the Keiper belt. You can see the picture mysterious white spots and huge holesA NASA statement said.
"This new image begins to reveal the geological differences between the two parts of Ultima Thule and introduces new mysteries," said Alan Stern, senior researcher at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, USA. .). According to the specialist, in the coming weeks the space agency will receive images of better color and resolution.
Experts detail that these spots and holes they reach 700 to seven kilometers in diameter and its origin is unknown. They are supposed to be formed at the beginning of the birth of the Solar System.
On January 1, the New Horizons probe approached the cosmic body, technically named 2014 MU69, and what took off successfullyThe object consists of two linked spheres: Ultima, 19 kilometers in diameter and Thule, 14 kilometers in diameter.
"The new horizons flew over the farthest object that was once visited by a space probe and became the first directly explored an object that keeps track of the birth of the solar system, writes the agency, noting that this is an event,he has created a story".