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NASA's New Horizons mission to transcend deeper into space

Transcending Deeper In Its Research, NASA’s New Horizons Mission Will Fly Deeper Into Space Towards An Ancient Object Considered To Be One Of The Early Building Blocks Of The Solar System.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 03 Jul 2016, 05:30:33 PM
NASA's New Horizons mission to transcend deeper into space

New Delhi:

Transcending deeper in its research, NASA’s New Horizons mission will fly deeper into space towards an ancient object considered to be one of the early building blocks of the solar system.

“The New Horizons mission to Pluto exceeded our expectations and even today the data from the spacecraft continue to surprise," said Jim Green, NASA's Director of Planetary Science.

“We're excited to continue onward into the dark depths of the outer solar system to a science target that wasn't even discovered when the spacecraft launched,” Green said.

In addition to the extension of the New Horizons mission, NASA also made sure that the Dawn spacecraft should remain at the dwarf planet Ceres, rather than changing course to the main belt asteroid Adeona.

It is noteworthy that Horizon’s planned rendezvous with the object located deeper in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69, is January 1, 2019.

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First Published : 03 Jul 2016, 05:20:00 PM