New Horizons conducts the first interstellar parallax experiment

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New Horizons conducts the first interstellar parallax experiment

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New Horizons conducts the first interstellar parallax experiment
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For the first time, a spacecraft has sent back pictures of the sky from so far away that some stars appear to be in different positions than we'd see from Earth.

More than four billion miles from home and speeding toward interstellar space, NASA's New Horizons has traveled so far that it now has a unique view of the nearest stars. "It's fair to say that New Horizons is looking at an alien sky, unlike what we see from Earth," said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. "And that has allowed us to do something that had never been accomplished before - to see the nearest stars visibly displaced on the sky from the positions we see them on Earth."

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Interesting
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