NASA captured the most distant photograph from the Earth

NASA captured the most distant photograph from the Earth

NASA captured the most distant photograph from the Earth

That's because they were taken from the farthest point from planet Earth of any images ever captured, snapped by a spacecraft just over 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from its home planet. That image has held the record for the farthest ever taken away from Earth-until now.

For a couple of hours, this New Horizons image of the so-called Wishing Well star cluster, snapped on December 5, 2017, was the farthest image ever captured by a spacecraft.

New Horizons broke its own record just two hours later with images of two Kuiper Belt objects - 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85 - further demonstrating how nothing stands still when you're covering more than 700,000 miles (1.1 million km) of space each day. On January 1, 2019, the probe will fly by a small, frozen world in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69, which orbits a billion miles beyond Pluto. And now it can also capture images farther from the Earth than any other spaceship in history ...

Image of the "Wishing Well" star cluster, taken December 5, 2017, which temporarily broke the 27-year record set by Voyager 1. According to a NASA press release, two hours later, it snapped images of KBOs 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85, setting yet another record.

"New Horizons has always been a mission of firsts - first to explore Pluto, first to explore the Kuiper Belt, fastest spacecraft ever launched", Alan Stern, the mission's principal investigator, said in the NASA statement.

New Horizons is just the fifth spacecraft that goes through the heights of our solar system and opens itself into the real huge universe. A composite of 60 images, that image became known as the "Pale Blue Dot," made more famous by Carl Sagan's description of Earth as "a mote of dust suspended on a sunbeam". "It is possible for the cameras to be turned on, but it is not a priority for Voyager's Interstellar Mission", according to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's website.

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This leaves the exploration up to New Horizons.

New Horizons is now in electronic hibernation.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has broken the record for an image taken at the farthest distance from Earth in history.

Getting the images to Earth is no easy task. From here on out, every image it sends back will be the most distant image ever sent back.

New Horizons is now traveling about 700,000 miles (1.1M km) every single day.

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