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NASA's New Horizons zoom in on Ultima Thule as the historic flyby approaches

The impression of an artist from the NASA's New Horizons probe encountering Ultima Thule (2014 MU69), an object of the Kuiper Belt, on January 1 2019 one billion miles beyond Pluto orbiting. NASA / Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Steve Gribben NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is ready to explore more distant worlds than …

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NASA New Horizons photographs Ultima Thule in the historic flyby of the New Year

The impression of an artist from the NASA's New Horizons probe encountering Ultima Thule (2014 MU69), an object of the Kuiper Belt, on January 1 2019 one billion miles beyond Pluto orbiting. NASA / Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Steve Gribben NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is ready to explore more distant worlds than …

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NASA'S NEW HORIZONS: Excitement before the flyby of Ultima Thule

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Caption Alan Stern: "It's pure science and pure exploration" History is written on Tuesday when NASA's New Horizons probe sweeps past the icy world known as icy world Ultima Thule , The flyby, located some 6.5 billion kilometers from Earth, will set a new record for the most distant exploration of …

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NASA mission plans New Year flyby of an object 4 billion kilometers away

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed Pluto in July 2015, she took this picture of the great mountain ranges, where she encounters a vast icy plain called Sputnik Planitia. The crests on these photos have now been identified as dunes of solid methane grains. New Horizons photographed what scientists call a "bladed" terrain near the heart-shaped region of the dwarf …

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NASA spacecraft races toward historic New Year's flyby – Science & Tech

A NASA spaceship races toward a historic New Year's flyby of the remotest planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called the Ultima Thule. Four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, New Horizons, the unmanned spacecraft, is set to zoom in at a distance of just 3,500 kilometers from Ultima Thule on January 1 at …

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NASA's spacecraft accelerates toward the historic flyby of the new year

Tampa (AFP) – A NASA spaceship races toward a historic New Year's flyby of the remotest planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule. Four billion miles (6.4 billion) kilometers away is the unmanned spacecraft New Horizons on January 1 at 12:33 (0533 GMT) at a distance of only 3,500 kilometers from Ultima …

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NASA spacecraft detects strange anomaly days before Ultima Thule Flyby

Environment 23:08 23.12.2018 (updated 23:15 23/12/2018) Receive Short URL Just days before an off-planet rendezvous, a NASA spacecraft has discovered something very strange in relation to the intended goal. Just a week before their expected meeting with the Ultimate Thule object on New Year Day, NASA's New Horizons probe failed to detect the predictable and consistent reflectivity fluctuations "light curve" …

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