January 30, 2019
It has a 1.3 km radius. Japanese scientists announced it yesterday in science astronomy. It is the object most from the Earth that was found.
The solar system begins to reveal its secrets. On 1 January NASA New Horizons, crossed over Ultima Thule and since then, the North American Space Agency has spread several images on this body, the most distant and primitive one ever found.
A body without the atmosphere that is in the belt Kuiper that's the rest of the formation Solar system and his study appears to be a key issue for discovering the origin and evolution of our planetary system.
Ultima Thule was created earlier 4,500 million and is more than 1 billion kilometers of PlutoTheir distance leads to their difficult study due to their size, as these bodies are very fragile and difficult to detect.
This is Benna, an "asteroid of death" that can collide with the Earth
However, a group of Japanese astronomers managed to overcome this barrier and began exploring the asteroid at a low-cost system: two amateur binoculars added to two commercial cameras were enough to explore them. The terrace of the public center is located on the island Miyako, in Okinawa, over 2000 stars from June 2016 to August 2017 in order to identify confidentiality.
The work gathered 60 hours of pictures that they occupied 50 Terabytes unprocessed data. His analysis meant that the first object was found behind Pluto, with a radius of 1.3 km in width, and its size and distance were twice as valuable.
According to what a specialized magazine is publishing Natural astronomy, Japanese astronomers launched a project called OASES, who worked through a coordinated system of several low-cost telescopes with high-speed photometry and a wide field for detecting starvation.