New Horizons has been able to capture several objects in the Kuiper belt region Solar system located beyond the orbit of Neptune at a distance of 55 astronomical units.
Automatic interplanetary station, New Horizons has a picture of outer space, being from the Earth at a distance of 6.12 billion kilometers, breaking the record of Voyager 1, according to the website Phys.org.
New Horizons managed to capture several objects in the Kuiper belt region Solar system located beyond the orbit of Neptune at a distance of 55 astronomical units (one astronomical unit equals the distance from the sun to the Earth).
Belt consists of small bodies, including ice, methane and ammonia, as well as dwarf planets, which include Pluto. Camera Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) took a picture of HZ84 2012 and 2012 HE85, receiving the image in arbitrary colors.
It is expected that in 2019, New Horizons will reach the planetoid 2014 MU69 at a distance of 1.6 billion kilometers from Pluto in the Kuiper belt. The New Horizons mission should be completed in the mid 2020-ies.
The New Horizons mission - NASA project. The cost of implementation exceeds $ 600 million. The device was launched into space 19 January 2006 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral for the launch vehicle Atlas V. the Main objective of New Horizons was the study of Pluto and its satellite Charon.