Sunday, July 12, 2015

Recent photos show Pluto Color Red

After more than nine years of wandering in the jungle of our solar system, drone belonging to the US space agency (NASA), New Horizons, managed to send a color photo of planet Pluto. It is a color photo pertma Pluto throughout history.

In a photograph released to the public on Tuesday (04/14/2015), it seems Pluto was accompanied by its largest moon, Charon, fluorescent red and orange with a little background of the jet space.

The photo itself is sent New Horizons on April 9 and from May estimated photograph Pluto with better image quality will arrive on Earth. To this day the best photo portrait Pluto is the result of the Hubble telescope. Unfortunately, the pictures were very vague and can not be made the object of scientific research.

"This is a pure exploration, we'll take a view into a planet and a moon that new system," said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator.

Launched from Earth in 2006, New Horizons is now almost arrived at the most crucial point after passing a distance of 3 billion miles or about 4.8 billion kilometers. Robotic aircraft is targeted to arrive at the end of our solar system, Pluto is a place, on 14 July.

"In July, our knowledge of Pluto system will evolve far and I am sure there will be new discoveries that point," said John Grusnfeld, astronauts and one of the officials at NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Discovered in 1930, Pluto was called the smallest planet in our solar system. But lately scientists to revise their opinion and call Pluto a dwarf planet, because of their small size and location on the edge of the solar system.

Pluto's diameter of 2,253 kilometers and is about 3.6 billion miles, or about 5.79 billion kilometers from the sun. The dwarf planet known to have at least five months.

New Horizons alone is expected to not only provide human understanding of Pluto and monthly system, but also about the environments called "third zone" in the solar system.

The third zone is also known as the Kuiper Belt, according to NASA, contains a "minor planets and a few mysterious planet-forming material". This area is famous for producing comets, including Halley who visit Earth every 75 years. (CNN / BBC)

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