At present, the New Horizons probe is at a distance of 6.12 billion km (3.79 billion mi) from Earth.
That image was made at a vantage point of 3.75 billion miles from Earth.
On December 5th, 2017, New Horizons turned its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) to the galactic open star cluster known as the "Wishing Well" and took a shot.
Prior to New Horizons' star shot, the image taken farthest from Earth was one of the Blue Marble snapped by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on February 14, 1990. Captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, the images were gathered at a greatest distance from Earth than any in the history of mankind.
New Horizons is headed toward a KBO dubbed 2014 MU69, one of more than 20 far-off chunks of rock and ice NASA hopes to observe during the spacecraft's mission. In a span of just a few hours on December 5, the craft trained its camera first on the glittering "Wishing Well" star cluster (seen below) and then on two objects in the Kuiper Belt (seen above), the huge band of rocks and dwarf planets that rings the outer fringes of our solar system. However, an image captured by NASA'sNew Horizons spacecraft just smashed Voyager 1's achievement.
"New Horizons has always been a mission of firsts - first to explore Pluto, first to explore the Kuiper Belt, fastest spacecraft ever launched", Alan Stern, New Horizons Principal Investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said in a statement. These efforts could reveal much about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, and are setting records that are not likely to be broken for many more decades!
New quake shakes Taiwan's Hualien
The island sits on the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate, which are converging at 80 mm per year. At least nine people were killed and 265 injured in a massive 6.4 quake that struck Taiwan's Hualien city on Wednesday.
Civilian martyred in Indian firing at LoC
Apart from Kundu, others who died were identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal. The army officer added that Pakistan has stepped up unprovoked firing and shelling in Kashmir since 23 December.
The photo surpassed the "Pale Blue Dot" images of Earth taken by Voyager 1 back in 1990.
New Horizons flew past Pluto in 2015.
The probe then turned its attention to the distant Kuiper Belt.
On Earth, NASA's Deep Space Network antenna dishes catch the faint signals coming from New Horizons and reassemble the raw data into a usable form.
Getting the images to Earth is no easy task. So long as the mission goes according to plan, New Horizons could hold on to its lead for a long time. From here on out, every image it sends back will be the most distant image ever sent back. Now, it's zipping along at more than 700,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) each day - moving farther and farther out into our solar system.
Iraq needed far more donations on Wednesday, the last day of an appeal for funding to come forward at the Kuwait conference. On the reconciliation process in Iraq, he said it should guarantee Iraqis of all sects equal opportunities.
McDaniels had a disastrous stint as the head coach in Denver, where he posted an 11-17 record in 2009 and 2010. McDaniels, 41, had emerged as the clear front-runner and was the only candidate who merited a second interview.
Social Bite is a social enterprise that donates over 100,000 food and hot beverage items to homeless people in Scotland each year. Markle have regularly spent time there over the past year and a half", Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Overhauling the program in such a fashion would only shift the burden of feeding the poor even more on to food banks, Waide added. The volunteers were busy, but say they're anxious about proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP .
I think that was on the athletes' shoulders". "We felt like we were too casual". "We've really bonded during these competitions". Nagasu had landed triple axels in previous competitions, but never in such a pressure-packed situation as the Olympic stage.
The Associated Press said Brand is leaving to take a "top legal job at Walmart ", citing a friend and former colleague. Trump has also publicly attacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation , which is a component of the Justice Department.
Riyad Mahrez and Leicester should aim to resolve their dispute "as soon as possible", says players' union chief Gordon Taylor. So will Leicester acquiesce to Mahrez's fresh demands? Firstly, they'll face a weakened Leicester side this weekend.
We have weak-kneed republicans, country club republicans who sit back and say "thoughts a prayers" and this and that. The Colts said in a statement Sunday, Feb. 4, 3018, that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death.
However, Seoul's independent sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in 2010 ban North Korean ships from entering South Korean ports. Fred Warmbier, in particular, is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the upcoming Olympic Games as a special guest.
The city of Westerville confirmed on Twitter reports that two of the city's police officers were killed in "the line of duty". The City of Westerville first announced on Saturday afternoon that one officer had been killed while on duty.
The contract dropped $1.60, or 2.5 per cent, to settle at $61.79 on Wednesday, the biggest decline since January 8th. Oil production appeared to reach a new USA record, pending confirmation by monthly figures due in several weeks.
There is no denying that the texts show the two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' absolute disdain for Trump. A lawyer for Strzok declined to comment, and a lawyer for Page could not be reached.
Russian officials said that no Russian forces were involved in the attack, according to the New York Times . Harrigan added that the attacking forces were fighting on the side of Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Ms Jahangir called for an inquiry at the time, demanding the government "find the forces who wanted to silence" her. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his party was in mourning over the death of Asma Jahangir.
Since undergoing surgery, Darvish has a record of 17-17, with a 3.64 ERA, in 287 innings pitched, and 341 strikeouts in 48 starts. Darvish finished second in the American League Cy Young voting in 2013, one of two seasons in which he made more than 30 starts.
The 3-1 teams are already closing in on playoff berths - the top four teams in the round robin will make Monday's semifinals. Switzerland fell to their first defeat of the competition, as they lost 6-5 against Norway.
Others waved a distorted image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un photoshopped to resemble a demonic boar. The US "will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games".
Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. Throughout the investigation into both matters, Netanyahu has maintained that he has not committed any wrongdoing.
Plano officers were out Thursday morning mapping the scene, and crime scene investigators were collecting evidence. Police say the shooting sparked a standoff with the suspect, who randomly fired a weapon throughout the night.
Various high-ranking officials at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State have resigned in recent weeks as a result of the scandal. Nassar told the court: "It's impossible to convey the breadth and depth of how sorry I am to each and every one".
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The group benefitted from a rise in oil prices, with the price of a barrel of Brent crude having surged by 40 percent since July. In 2017, BP managed to cover the costs and pay full dividends at oil prices of 50 United States dollars per barrel.