NGC 3532 aka Wishing Well Cluster. New Horizons image taken on December 5, 2017.

NGC 3532 aka Wishing Well Cluster. New Horizons image taken on December 5, 2017.

NGC 3532 aka Wishing Well Cluster. New Horizons image taken on December 5, 2017. For a short time, this image, New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) frame of the galactic open star cluster NGC 3532 (aka the Football Cluster or the Wishing Well Cluster), taken onDecember 5, 2017 (released on February 8, 2015), was the farthest image ever made by a spacecraft, breaking a 27-year record set by Voyager 1. New Horizons was 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers, or 40.9 astronomical units-AUNotes 1) from Earth when LORRI took the routine calibration image.

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