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New horizons in astronomy

by John C. Brandt

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Published by W. H. Freeman in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[by] John C. Brandt [and] Stephen P. Maran.
    SeriesA Series of books in astronomy and astrophysics
    ContributionsMaran, Stephen P., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB43.2 .B7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 496 p.
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5105984M
    ISBN 100716703386
    LC Control Number74178298

    New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA's New Frontiers program. Engineered by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), with a team led by S. Alan Stern, the spacecraft was launched in with the primary mission to perform a flyby study of the Pluto system in Rocket: Atlas V () AV   This book, to be published in the distinguished University of Arizona Space Science Series, will contain 24 chapters detailing essentially every aspect of what was learned about Pluto and its moons from the historic first-ever flyby exploration of Pluto, which New Horizons conducted in July

      New analysis from the New Horizons team suggests that the spacecraft’s next target, a Kuiper Belt object known as MU 69, might have a object was already thought to be a binary, so. The New Horizons spacecraft launched on Janu – beginning its odyssey to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. New Horizons now continues on its unparalleled journey of exploration with the close flyby of a Kuiper Belt object called MU69 – .

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made a historic New Year’s encounter with an object nicknamed Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto. The probe passed around 3, kilometres from the mysterious object at GMT on New Year’s Day, making it the most distant Solar System body ever explored up close.

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The far-traveling spacecraft also flew by an object called MU69, or Ultima Thule, in January These are the proceedings of the Frank N. Bash Symposium, held at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, from OctoberThe first “BashFest” was held in in honor of Professor Frank Back at his retirement.Astronomy has information and images from the New Horizons exploration of Pluto, the discovery of gravitational waves, the Rosetta Mission to Comet C .