NASA's New Horizons to make history with far-out visit to Ultima Thule

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 06:40 in Astronomy & Space

In the cold vacuum of space, 1 billion miles past Pluto, a piano-sized spacecraft is about to make history. NASA’s New Horizons probe is scheduled to fly past a mysterious object known as Ultima Thule at 9:33 p.m. PST on New Year’s Eve. Located roughly 4 billion miles from Earth, it will be the...

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