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New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth

New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth
From Engadget - February 11, 2018

Voyager 1 has held the distance record for a captured image for the past 27 years thanks to its legendary "Pale Blue Dot" photo (3.75 billion miles away from Earth), but that milestone just got smashed.NASA's New Horizons probe took pictures of Kuiper Belt objects at a distance of over 3.79 billion miles from our cosmic home on December 5th.They were not technically the first images to break the record, though -- an image of the "Wishing Well" star cluster from two hours earlier (below) has that honor.

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