NASA’s aircraft might come across another cold object while passing through the Pluto.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered three Kuiper belt objects. The spacecraft would make an attempt to visit one of these three bodies after the completion of the Flyby Pluto mission.
Scientists stated that the spacecraft can certainly touch one of these newly revealed objects. However, research is still going on to figure out whether the spacecraft can get access to the rest of the two objects or not.
Alan Stern, researcher of the Southwest Research Institute asserted that it would definitely be a really remarkable thing if one mission provides clues that leads to another mission.
A special search team uncovers these three objects. The panel has also utilized a special telescope in order to examine these particular objects.
A New horizon mission that has approximately consumed $700 million was launched in 2006. The main aim of the spacecraft was to provide some significant information related to the Pluto.
However, Stern and the other experts wanted to examine the frigid bodies located further than Neptune. These Kuiper Objects will assist experts a lot in the study of the development of the local planetary system.
The Kuiper belt is basically a set of large number of frozen objects emerged after the creation of the Solar system. These bodies are almost 4.6 billion years old according to a rough estimate. Thus Far, not a single spacecraft has touched those objects. Therefore, researchers are pretty excited about this new development in the old space mission.