NASA Just Published the Farthest-Ever Images Taken in Space

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just took the farthest-ever images from Earth, breaking an earlier record set by Voyager 1’s “Pale Blue Dot” image taken almost exactly 28 years ago.

In December 2017, New Horizons took these false-color images of object in the Kuiper Belt, the farthest from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. They're also the closest-ever images of Kuiper Belt objects.
In December 2017, New Horizons took these false-color images of objects in the Kuiper Belt, the farthest from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. They’re also the closest-ever images of Kuiper Belt objects. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

The new false-color images show objects in the Kuiper Belt, a donut-shaped ring that surrounds our solar system and is likely full of comets, icy dwarf planets, and asteroids. They were captured 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from Earth in December.

Read the full article at Quartz.

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