People are searching for the intricate secrets of space. So far, humans have been
unaware of almost all the planets in the solar system. Missions have been sent
not only to the planet but also to the sun. By the 1990’s, missions had been sent
to almost all the planets in the solar system. But still one object was out of sight
and that was Pluto.
Pluto is very far from the sun and is surrounded by many objects. Until then,
reaching Pluto was a complex and challenging task for humans. At that time
Pluto was an unfamiliar world to us and man was ignorant of what was in Pluto.
Curiosity about the answer to such a question prevented the scientist from
sending a mission to Pluto. As a result, on January 19, 2006, the New Horizon
spacecraft was launched for the capture of Pluto.
The purpose of the trip was to gather information about Pluto and send it to
scientists. Then it had to travel to the Kuiper Belt ahead of Pluto. For all these
purposes, the spaceship flew for a long journey. Today we’re going to talk about
what does it saw during its long trip to New Horizon. Pluto was considered as a
planet until the launch of the mission, but a few months after, scientists refused
to consider Pluto as a planet and placed it in a separate sphere, after which Pluto
was considered as a dwarf planet. Launched in 2006, the spacecraft reached
Pluto after a long journey of nine years.
As of January 25, 2015, the spacecraft had begun orbiting Pluto from a distance
of 22 km. The closer the spacecraft gets to Pluto, the clearer the image becomes.
On April 9, 2015, a color photograph of Pluto and Charon was captured.
On July 4, 2015, there was a problem with the software in New Horizon, so It
moved to Safe Mode. Until the problem was solved, the scientists kept the embedded shutdown.
After the spacecraft recovered on July 7, the scientists
were fully engaged in their work. With the help of the spacecraft, scientists
again had got the golden opportunity to observe Pluto’s marvelous world up in a
very close way.
Here were high snowy mountains. That is, there was a large field with holes. As
it approached near Pluto, a picture of a bright heart was captured. It was a whole
ice field. Thus, New Horizon had completed its primary mission and now the
second mission of Horizon was under the study of the Kuiper Belt and this
second mission was also very challenging.
In 2019, January 1 the vehicle overturned near Ultima Thuli. At that time, the
spacecraft was 3,500 meters away from Object and had managed to unravel
Thuli’s intricate secrets. The spacecraft is still in space today and is centered on
the edge of the Kuiper Belt. It remains to be seen what will be discovered in the
coming days, and scientists are eagerly awaiting something new.