NASA’s New Horizons Spaceship Is Moving Ahead Of Pluto; More Discoveries Expected
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NASA’s New Horizons Spaceship Is Moving Ahead Of Pluto; More Discoveries Expected

Almost two years after monitoring and encountering with the last planet of the planetary system – Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is gearing up for moving beyond the planet for more adventurous discoveries. As per the programs of NASA, the next big adventure of the New Horizon will be to fly by the icy fringes of the planetary system.

NASA’s robotic craft – the New Horizons mission which accomplished its first Pluto exploration operation in 2015, is getting ready to conduct a flyby of an ice-covered, far-flung city-mass cluster of rock, presented in the solar system. The mission will be commenced on 1st January 2019. Equipped with modest information about the targeted location, located nearly 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) from Earth, the New Horizon will start its new mission with the start of New Year 2019.

The New Horizon Spacecraft, owned and operated by NASA is a flyby spaceship, which was intended for observing Pluto and Jupiter. The mission of New Horizon was commenced on January 19, 2006, and since then, the spaceship is the mission of discovering new facts about both the planets. New Horizons was the first spaceship to trip the mysterious Pluto system. After its flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and its Moons on July 14, 2015, the probe documented as the first spaceship to visit Pluto. The last flyby mission of Pluto was completed in 2015, and since then, the spaceship is going through some upgrades and improvements, for its next adventure.

During its new courageous mission, the spacecraft will be headed for a tiny and antique celestial object, positioned about 1.6 billion kilometers (1 billion miles) in the Kuiper Belt, ahead of Pluto. This secluded constituency circles the cosmological system and is crammed with multi-million icy rocks whose explorations are yet to be made. The discovery of the new targeted extraterrestrial object dates back June 2014. The discovery was made by the Hubble Space Telescope and later, the object dubbed 2014 MU69.

Till date, astronomers and scientists are unconvinced regarding the exact size of the object. However, they are estimated it to be spread between 13 miles (21 kilometers) and 25 miles (40 kilometers). Despite this assumption of its size, scientists have no clue concerning its figure, orbiting speed, shade, or if it has any moons or not. The exploration mission of New Horizon will go through all such concerns and encounter these must-known factors about 2014 MU69.