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New Horizons Update: Ultima Thule has been spotted ahead of its flyby

30 Aug 2018, 09:04 UTC
New Horizons Update: Ultima Thule has been spotted ahead of its flyby NASA/APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made its first detection of its next flyby target, the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, more than four months ahead of its New Year’s 2019 close encounter.

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