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New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule:NASA Spacecraft Reaches Most Distant Target in History

1 Jan 2019, 05:11 UTC
New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule:NASA Spacecraft Reaches Most Distant Target in History NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI; sketch courtesy of James Tuttle Keane

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule in the early hours of New Year's Day, ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects that holds keys to understanding the origins of the solar system.

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