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.
Not long after that achievement in 1990, Voyager 1's cameras were switched off, but has since drifted endlessly into space for the past 27 years and will continue to do so for possibly millions of years.
Using the aforementioned LORRI tool, New Horizons managed to snap images of multiple Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), as well as dwarf planets, including the 2012 HE85 and 2012 HZ84 KBOs shown in the image above. It finished its primary mission with the Pluto flyby in 2015 and is now on an extended mission to explore the Kuiper Belt, helping the United States to complete its reconnaissance of our solar system. About two hours later, New Horizons later broke the record again.
New Horizons is headed toward a KBO dubbed 2014 MU69, one of more than 20 far-off chunks of rock and ice NASA hopes to observe during the spacecraft's mission.
New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006.
Most of the time, New Horizons is sleeping - hibernating, to save energy. 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. "And now we've been able to make images farther from Earth than any spacecraft in history", mission principal investigator Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, said today in a news release.
When you're traveling through 700,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) of space each day, nothing stands still.
The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia describing the New Horizons spacecraft. For now, New Horizons won't be sending home any snapshots.
New Horizons will fly about three times closer to MU69 than it did to Pluto in July 2015, allowing the spacecraft's cameras to provide a more detailed look at the object's surface. (Pluto is one of these dwarf planets.) 2014 MU69 is almost a billion miles beyond Pluto, which itself is 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion km) beyond Earth.
Pochettino confirmed that he was anxious about the pitch, which he said "was not in a condition to play football ". If the FA agree with Pochettino's analysis, Tottenham could push for the tie to played at an alternative venue.
The district attorney for Los Angeles County says it has received the cases from the city's police department in recent days. The cases involving Weinstein have been forwarded to that task force, Risling said in an email.
Restaurants around the country are doing National Pizza Day deals, and national chains such as Pizza Hut were offering promotions. Little Caesar's: An extra pepperoni and cheese pizza goes for $1 when upgrading to " EXTRAMOSTBESTTEST " at participating stores.
The bipartisan spending bill, expected to pass Congress, called for a higher-than-expected spending cap of $300 billion. Selling over the past couple of sessions ran the benchmark 10-year yield up to 2.85%, it highest since January 2014.
After a year, L.L.Bean will still take returns for items that are defective because of the materials or craftsmanship. The company is expecting backlash but promises to "continue to honor one of the best guarantees in retail ". "L.L.
Rescue work has been hampered by more than 220 aftershocks following the main quake, including a 5.7 quake late on Wednesday. The hotel, located on the lower floors of the 12-storey Yunmen Tsuiti building, had nearly entirely collapsed.
The National Victory Celebration Parade , which strolled down Constitution Avenue, reportedly cost more than $12 million. There is a reason why USA presidents don't hold military parades because the country is not a military dictatorship.
Orrego-Savala's only responses in court were answering through an interpreter as the judge explained the proceedings and charges. Orrego-Savala was arrested after trying to flee the scene on foot, according to police, who also said he was intoxicated.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer urged Democrats to vote no on the budget deal slated for a vote on the House floor late Thursday. A court order has, for now, eased the threat to the roughly 700,000 Dreamers who are registered with the government.
Republicans, he said, should be doing more to make overtures to Democrats if they need their votes to keep the government open. House Democrats are particularly anxious that they will lose any leverage on immigration once a spending bill is enacted.
European shares open lower after US-led slide
Hong Kong's benchmark index was down 3.1% at 29,508.89 as of 9:58am, heading for a weekly loss of 9.5%, its worst since 2008. The market, now in its second-longest bull run of all time, had not seen a correction for two years, an unusually long time.
Prime minister pitches Canada as tech-friendly
His first meeting is with Salesforce CEO, Mark Benioff, and other tech leaders at the Salesforce offices in San Francisco. Salesforce has announced that it's investing $2 billion over five years towards growing its business in Canada.
First 'Venom' teaser trailer shows Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock
According to previous reports, both Peter Parker and Venom would appear in the film, but they would not be the focus of the story. That narrative pits Venom against the Life Foundation, a group that pushes the Venom symbiote to spawn several more variations.
Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria
Emwazi was killed in a USA drone strike in 2015, while a fourth member of the cell, Aine Davis, was detained in Turkey. According to United States officials, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were detained last month.
Nintendo Switch Rewards finally announced
Those points are equivalent to $2.50; should you cash in on them, you'd get a cool $2.50 off your next eShop purchase. The catch, however, is gold points are going to expire after 12 months, so use them or lose them.
Coutinho scores as Barcelona make Copa del Rey final
Valverde later admitted that he was suffering from muscle fatigue having gambled on his fitness at the start of the game. Barcelona went on to win the match 2-0 and will now advance to the Copa del Rey final after winning 3-0 on aggregate.
New Gerber Baby First With Down Syndrome
Lucas' father, Jason Warren, said he hopes this will bring more acceptance for people with conditions such as Down syndrome . The 2018 Gerber baby is here! The first Gerber baby was Ann Turner Cook, who celebrated her 91st birthday previous year .