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Wolf 359

On the night of April 22-23, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pointed its camera at the nearby star Wolf 359. NASA had alerted astronomers on Earth, and so other observatories on Earth – including us – were also looking at that star at the same time.Because New Horizons is so far away – more than 7 billion km – the sky is beginning to look different for it: The stars are shifting positions, compared to where they are when seen from Earth.https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-new-horizons-conducts-the-first-interstellar-parallax-experiment#NHParallaxNortholt Branch ObservatoriesQhyccdNew Horizons

Publicado por Northolt Branch Observatories em Quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2020

On the night of April 22-23, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft pointed its camera at the nearby star Wolf 359. NASA had alerted astronomers on Earth, and so other observatories on Earth – including us – were also looking at that star at the same time.

Because New Horizons is so far away – more than 7 billion km – the sky is beginning to look different for it: The stars are shifting positions, compared to where they are when seen from Earth.

https://www.nasa.gov/…/nasa-s-new-horizons-conducts-the-fir…
#NHParallax

Na noite de 22-23 de Abril, a sonda New Horizons da NASA apontou a sua câmara para a estrela vizinha Wolf 359. A NASA alertou os astrónomos na Terra, e, por isso, outros observatórios na Terra – incluindo nós – também estavam olhando para aquela estrela ao mesmo tempo.

Porque New Horizons está tão longe – mais de 7 mil milhões de km – o céu está a começar a parecer diferente para ele: As estrelas estão a mudar de posição, comparadas com onde são vistas da Terra.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-new-horizons-conducts-the-first-interstellar-parallax-experiment
#NHParallax

 

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