translated from Spanish: NASA confirmed that the New Horizons craft overflew the farthest object in aerospace history

NASA has confirmed Tuesday 1 January the New Horizons spacecraft has flown over ‘Ultima Thule’, the most distant object in l Aerospace reaching history 6.430 millions of kilometers of the Sol.segun has confirmed the administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, in a note on his Twitter profile, the probe has become the aircraft who travels to a distant point and will be the first in “explore directly an object dating from the birth of our solar system.” This is about leadership in space exploration”, he has written Bridenstine, in a message of congratulations to New target Horizons.El, officially designated as MU69 2014 team, was nicknamed”Ultima Thule”, a latin phrase which means” a place beyond the ” known world”, after a public call for recommendations of names. So far no spacecraft has explored a world so distant. ‘Last’, as the New Horizons team called the goal of flight, it is orbiting in the heart of the Kuiper belt in our solar system, beyond Neptune. The Kuiper belt, a collection of icy bodies ranging from dwarf planets like Pluto to planetesimals smaller as Ultima Thule and even smaller bodies such as comets, is believed to be the building blocks of the planets. The nearly circular orbit of last indicates that you originated at its current distance from the Sun. Scientists consider that his place of birth is important for two reasons. First, because this means that it is an old sample of this portion of the distant of the solar system. Second, since so far from the Sun temperatures are just above the absolute zero (mummification temperatures that preserve the Kuiper belt objects) are essentially the old past time capsules.

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