Home » News & Blogs » Astronomers Release Newest and Best-Yet Image of Ultima Thule
Bookmark and Share
SciTech Daily

Astronomers Release Newest and Best-Yet Image of Ultima Thule

29 Jan 2019, 02:03 UTC
Astronomers Release Newest and Best-Yet Image of Ultima Thule NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

The wonders – and mysteries – of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 continue to multiply as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft beams home new images of its New Year’s Day 2019 flyby target. This image, taken during the historic Jan. 1 flyby of what’s informally known as Ultima Thule, is the clearest view yet of this remarkable, ancient object in the far reaches of the solar system – and the first small “KBO” ever explored by a spacecraft.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod