The Kuiper Belt is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun.
While some of the images we snap of the cosmos are stunning enough to look like artwork, sometimes the least interesting images are just as impressive for the effort it took to take it.
The false-colour images were taken at the furthest ever point from Earth captured by a spacecraft - they're also the closest ever images of objects in the Kupier Belt.
That picture was part of a composite of 60 images looking back at the solar system, on February 14, 1990, when Voyager was 3.75 billion miles from Earth. About two hours later, New Horizons later broke the record again.
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. "That New Year's flight past MU69 will be the farthest planetary encounter in history, happening one billion miles beyond the Pluto system-which New Horizons famously explored in July 2015". Although the main objective of New Horizons was to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky objects, the spacecraft first flew past the solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, in early 2007 - just a little over a year after launch. It's not just taking awesome photos on its path, but also carrying measurements of the plasma, dust and neutral-gas environment along the way, enabling astronomers to better understand the outskirts of our solar system.
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The New Horizons spacecraft is healthy and is now in hibernation.
New Horizons is reportedly healthy and everything is functioning as planned.
The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia describing the New Horizons spacecraft. It is the fifth of five artificial objects to achieve the escape velocity that will allow them to leave the Solar System.
Launched in 2006, New Horizons spacecraft is created to explore worlds at the our solar system.
When you're traveling through 700,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) of space each day, nothing stands still. It was a fleeting record, because 2 hours later, the two KBOs were imaged.