jwhyche writes: The New Horizons probe has captured the farthermost images of Earth. The probe took images of Earth from a distance of over 3.79 billion miles on December 5th, 2017. This beats the Voyager 1 captured 27 years ago. The Voyager was taken at a distance of 3.75 billion miles and has become known as the “Pale Blue Dot” . Engadget notes that this new record is likely to be broken within a matter of months. “The [New Horizons spacecraft] is slated to swing by another Kuiper Belt object ( MU69) on January 1st, 2019 and record more imagery in the process,” reports Engadget. “So long as the mission goes according to , New Horizons could hold on to its for a long time.”

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