‘Looking at an alien sky’: New Horizons probe sees shifted star positions (photos)

NASA’s pioneering New Horizons spacecraft has traveled so far that its view of the cosmos is noticeably different than ours.

New Horizons, which flew by Pluto in 2015 and the even more distant object Arrokoth last year, recently photographed the nearby stars Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359. In a spacecraft first, the imagery shows the two stars occupying slightly different patches of sky than they do from our perspective here on Earth.



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