The interplanetary station "New Horizons" continues to delight astronomers with unique photos and put new records. The spacecraft was already able to develop the highest speed among artificial apparatuses in the vicinity of the Earth, and also handed over the most detailed photos of Pluto to date.
This time the "New Horizons" station held the most remote photo session in history. Two dwarf planets are in the cigarette belt, which can be seen in the picture above. At the moment of photography, the distance between the station and the land was 6, 06 billion kilometers.
Similar photographs of the station must be made from time to calibrate the camera. At the moment, "new horizons" is sent to 2014 MU69 - a transneptuno asteroid in the belt of the bed. Every day, the interplanetary station flies the distance of about 1, 1 million kilometers. Scientists hope to get the first pictures of the asteroid in the summer of 2018.
Interestingly, the previous record for the photograph most remote from the Earth belonged to the famous Voyager-1, who sent a snapshot of a tiny blue point - our land.