January 30, 2019
It has a radius of 1.3 kilometers. Japanese scientists announced this yesterday at Nature Astronomy. This is the farthest object from the earth that was found.
The solar system begins to reveal its secrets. 1st of January NASA New Horizonsflew over Ultima Thule and since then the North American space agency has distributed several images on this body, the most distant and primitive man ever found.
A body without an atmosphere that is in a belt Kuiper this is the remainder of the formation solar system and studying it is presented as a key issue in order to discover the origin and evolution of our planetary system.
Ultima Thule was formed back 4.5 million years and more 1 billion kilometers of PlutoIt is their distance that makes them difficult to study because of their size, since these bodies are absolutely fragile and difficult to detect.
This is Bennu, the "death asteroid" that can collide with the Earth.
However, a group of Japanese astronomers managed to overcome this barrier, and with the help of an inexpensive system they began to study an asteroid: two amateur telescopes added to two commercial cameras were enough to be able to investigate it. On the terrace of the community center located on the island Miyako, Okinawa, more than 2000 stars in the period from June 2016 to August 2017 in order to identify the concealments.
The work has collected 60 hours of images that took 50 terabytes raw data. His analysis meant the first object that was found beyond Pluto, with a radius of 1.3 km wide, and in its size and distance the feat was doubly valuable.
According to what publishes a specialized magazine Astronomy of natureJapanese astronomers started a project called oases, which worked through a coordinated system of several inexpensive telescopes with high-speed photometry and a wide field to detect stellar eclipses.