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Ultima Thule, the furthest object ever explored slowly reveals his secrets
as scientists rebuild the puzzle
of the kuiper belt object NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew on New Year’s Day four billion miles from Earth.
Analyzing the data that New Horizons has been sending home since the Ultima Thule flyby (officially called MU69 2014)
mission scientists are learning more about training, geology and composition
of this ancient relic of the formation of the solar system.
The approach images of Ultima Thule hinted at a strange snowman shape for this object, but a more detailed analysis of the images, taken near the closest approach, They have discovered how unusual the shape of the KBO really is. 35 kilometers long, Ultima Thule consists of a large, flat lobe (nicknamed “Ultima”) connected to a smaller, round lobe (nicknamed “Thule”).
This strange form is the biggest surprise, so far, of the mission.
“We’ve never seen anything like that anywhere in the solar system,”
said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern. “You are sending the planetary scientific community back to the drawing board to understand how planetesimals are formed, that is, the basic components of planets.” The Ultima Thule data transmission continues,
although all the overflight data will not be on land until the end of summer 2020.
Meanwhile, New Horizons continues to make distant observations
of additional items from the Kuiper Belt The New Horizons spacecraft is 4.1 billion miles (or 6.6 billion kilometers) from Earth,
operating normally and accelerating more deeply in the Kuiper Belt
at almost 53,000 kilometers per hour. NASA’s New Horizons team has created new stereo views of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule 3D effects come from pairing or combining images taken at viewing angles
slightly different, creating a “binocular” effect,
just like the slight separation of our eyes allows us to see three-dimensionally
Next we have an image to see in 3D
if you have the typical glasses to see in 3D, you can see
and it would be great to have them
so, here you have the image, it is an image in stereo as they say red and blue, to reveal the three-dimensional shape of the Kuiper belt object if you have 3D glasses, I suggest you pause the video here to be able to see it
and appreciate it well because it’s a photo, then I’m going to continue with the video, I’m going to show other images but if you have the 3D glasses, pause it here the video and you can appreciate it then with 3D lenses ok, the next image we are seeing
It has an effect called “parallel” It can be done by looking at the image
try to focus on an object then move on to another (to one or the other)
looking through the screen focusing on one, then focusing on another until a third object forms
and there they will be able to see a movement between one object and another
from left and right when they concentrate on one they will see how the other is getting closer
and when you look at the one on the left for example the one on the right is getting closer or moving
It is an effect called parallel ok, you can pause the video there
to continue observing that exercise and the third exercise would be with this photo
which is quite similar to the previous one it’s called the “cross-eyed effect”
I will read the description for you to do the exercise
For this view, cross your eyes until the pair of images merge into one.
It may be useful to place your finger or a pen just a few centimeters from your eyes and concentrate on it. When the background image is in focus, remove the nearest object (pen or finger)
and focus on the image. so, those are the instructions
put on, like a finger let’s do for example with your finger
put your finger in front of your eyes, very close so that the image behind is distorted
and you cross your eyes and after they already have their eyes crossed
focus on the image behind and remove your finger
I will repeat it, the description in case it was not clear
Says: cross your eyes until the pair of images merge into one. and says: it may be useful to place your finger or a pen a few centimeters from your eyes and concentrate on it.
on the finger, focus on it When the background image is in focus, remove the nearest object and focus on the image. ok, you try it to see if it works for you they are like some exercises that left us at NASA to do it, to, as a didactic
something fun to do too bad that I don’t have the 3D glasses
I had a while ago when I was a kid and no, I don’t have them anymore
but it would have been good, capable that could be achieved
to see the 3D image in the previous photo I had shown them
and well, there is the news then from Ultima Thule
the strange object this, which is in the Kuiper belt 33 kilometers could be referred to as an asteroid
or, a kind of “object” or something like that it is very far
do not think that you will come to Earth or anything It is an object that is being studied
is near Pluto, far away the information caught my attention
and I wanted to share it then on the channel and finally I leave this image
it is the photograph of the furthest object explored
ever for a spaceship
this picture was taken very recently is at a distance of
172 million kilometers and from a ship located at
6500,000,000 kilometers from the Sun I don’t know if it’s going to look good
because the image is in very low resolution I have not found it with better resolution
and well, it’s that picture that came out very recently well nothing else
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