NASA does history on New Year's Day, exploring the longest part of Earth that has ever been made.
There is more than a billion kilometers longer than Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft on its way to meet a spatial thing called Ultima Thule, as it passes through the Kuiper zone zone in the poor supply system.
Here's what you need to know about how New Horizons intends to close the target:
What's New Horizons?
Part of the NASA New Frontiers project, the New Horizons spacecraft that was launched in 2006.
The craft was added to the aim of Pluto's investigation – considering a planet at the time and the only one that was not inspected in the solar system.
Having accessed and & # 39; Studying her planet and moon, Charon, in 2015 New Horizons went on to take up a secondary school job to go to her. investigate the Kuiper zone, which will be fulfilled for the next decade.
Ultima Thule is the first Kuiper belt featuring New Horizons, with a number of other things planned for future viewing.
Where is Ultima Thule?
(486958) 2014 Muhammad, known as Ultima Thule, is an item found in the Kuiper zone with the Hubble Space Teileascop in 2014.
It seems that a diameter of 30 kilometers, approximately the same size as Washington D.C., has the object of more than 6.5 billion kilometers from the ground.
There are differences in the science belief that Ultima Thule can resemble, with long and long-term estimates based on long-term shape, & # 39; It is lightweight according to those seen from a sparkling group.
Experts say that it is a 4.5-year-old Cadw logo, which will provide a valuable insight into the products that were at the beginning of our solar system.
When does the spacecraft make its? fly?
The procedure is scheduled for 12:33 a.m. normal time of the east.
The event will be live coverage of NASA TV and the Johns Hopkins University Physics Physics Laboratory.
NASA will not know if New Horizons has moved to the seafront for hours after it has passed, due to the speed of travel.
If everything is planned, your first image of Ultima Thule may be released into the world on Tuesday.
Who is trying out?
Canada's Frederic Pelletier is serving as a leading driver for his & spacecraft, team management of eight based on Johns Hopkins.
New Horizons fly with Ultima Thule at a distance of around 3,500 kilometers, and going at a distance of 50,000km per hour.
It is a problem that is harder than it does. takes six hours to reach signs from Earth to craft, and six other hours to return.
"When we plan to move to make questions and updates, we need to take this into account," said Pelletier in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.
With files from Canada Press