NASA provides first image from record-setting flyby of Ultima Thule


#TIA – The question is, what’s a billion miles beyond Pluto. The answer is Ultima Thule. It may take a while to get there.

The new year on Earth began with a record-setting space mission 4 billion miles away — a first look at an object on the edge of our solar system.

Mission scientists from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have confirmed that the New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object that’s a billion miles beyond Pluto.
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