New Horizons passed the data from the outskirts of the Solar system

New Horizons передал данные с окраин Солнечной системы

Astronomers have obtained the first scientific data beyond the orbit of Pluto.

The New Horizons probe conveyed to Earth the first taught the data obtained on the outskirts of the Solar system. This writes RIA Science with reference to NASA.

“Horizons” took photos kasperskogo object 1994 JR1 and received the first scientific data, calculating the speed of rotation around its axis.

Ten of the most unexpected discoveries on Pluto

New Horizons передал данные с окраин Солнечной системы

After studying Pluto and its moons, New Horizons went into some TIG ol ‘ bitties in the Kuiper belt – “a dump of building materials” of the Solar system populated by a multitude of asteroids, the “germ” of the planets and dwarf planets.

A large asteroid 1994 JR1 is irregular in shape with a diameter of 127 kilometers. Astronomers believe the object kazipoteka Pluto.

Planetary scientists were able to determine that 1994 JR1 completes one rotation around its axis in 5.4 hours, as well as accurately calculate its orbit.

Refined orbit 1994 JR1 pointed to the fact that it is not included in the number of quasispherical Pluto.

Video from the end of the Solar system

New Horizons передал данные с окраин Солнечной системы

Previously, scientists have suggested that 800 thousand years ago on the Pluto flowed a river of liquid methane and nitrogen, and in its dense atmosphere could be real rain.
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