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

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

For a short time, this New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) frame of the galactic open star cluster NGC 3532 (also commonly known as the Football Cluster or the Wishing Well Cluster), taken December 5, 2017, 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) from Earth when LORRI took the routine calibration image.

About two hours later, New Horizons broke the record again with images of two Kuiper Belt objects.

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