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Old December 20th, 2018 #1
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Default New Horizons Is Zooming In on Ultima Thule

The New Horizons spacecraft is getting closer and closer to Ultima Thule.


The journey began in 2006.


So far, the spacecraft has encountered the asteroid 132524 APL (2006),


Jupiter (2007),


Pluto (2015),


and now, Ultima Thule.


Watch the images as they come in on New Years Day.

 
Old December 20th, 2018 #2
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After the encounter with 2014_MU69 Ultima Thule, New Horizons will hopefully pass near another Kuiper Belt Object. The spacecraft's radioisotope thermoelectric generator is expected to provide power until the mid-2030s, so maybe NASA can keep NH operating long enough to reach interstellar space like the Voyager probes have done and make additional scientific observations there. At that point, it would be cool if NH can turn its camera back at our solar system and take another "Family Portrait" like Voyager 1 did back in 1990.
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Default New Horizons Discoveries Keep Coming

Here's a video about New Horizons.


Here is a link to the viewing schedule:

New Horizons : Where to Watch

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Default Final Update on New Horizons Prior to Encounter

Here is the final update from the New Horizons team prior to the encounter on New Years Eve:

The PI's Perspective: Anticipation on Ultima's Doorstep!

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The highest resolution imagery we are attempting—an eye-popping 35 meters (about 115 feet) per pixel—is a stretch goal, requiring us to know exactly where both Ultima and New Horizons are as they pass one another at over 32,000 mph in the darkness of the Kuiper Belt. (And by the way, out there the Sun is only about as bright as a full moon on Earth, so Ultima is only very, very faintly lit). If we succeed at this observation, we'll have far better imaging resolution of Ultima than we got at Pluto (where best resolution was 70-80 meters, or 230-260 feet, per pixel). If we don't, other imaging observations will still exceed most of the Pluto imaging. And while we don't want to fail, you should know that that these stretch-goal observations are risky. But with risk comes reward, and we would rather try than not try to get these, and that is what we will do.
Here is the countdown clock:

New Horizons: Beyond Pluto

And here's another great promo poster:

 
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Default Images of Ultima Thule Are Now Coming In

Images of Ultima Thule are now starting to come in and are being posted on this page:

LORRI Images from the Ultima Thule Flyby

 
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Perhaps we will get real lucky and NH will find Planet Nine.
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Successful flyby of Ultima Thule achieved. NH phoned home to confirm its status. Pictures to follow later being it takes radio signals travelling at the speed of light over 6 hours to reach Earth from the probe's distance of over 4 billion miles.

https://www.space.com/42871-new-hori...y-success.html
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Here is the latest image from New Horizons:

 
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Incidentally, today marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Lunik (Luna)-1, the world's first interplanetary probe, and the first to escape Earth's gravity and become an artificial satellite of the Sun. Intended to hit the Moon, Luna-1 missed the Moon by 3,500 miles due to a programming error in its rocket booster.

And here we are today with New Horizons at the edge of the Solar System on its way to the stars.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/luna1.html
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Here is the latest image in from New Horizons, and it is now confirmed that Ultima Thule is a snowman:

 
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It's a "contact binary"--two circular lobes that formed separately, then over time merged, forming the snowman shape. Reddish in color due to volatile ices called tholins. Better images will be coming in as NH continues transmitting its data.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019...izons-returns/
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Is it just me, or does that snowman have an Adolf Hitler mustache?
 
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Is it just me, or does that snowman have an Adolf Hitler mustache?
I see it now!
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Here it is from a couple of different angles.

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Every year we make a snowman, but this year we decided to do something different, so we made a snow Kuiper belt object.

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In the Space: 1999 episode 'Death's other Dominion' Moonbase Alpha encountered a frozen planet called Ultima Thule. The real Ultima Thule isn't exactly that, of course. Maybe it could be nicknamed Frosty the Snowman.
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Here are the latest images from New Horizon.

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Here is the latest image from the probe:

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Recently transmitted images taken when New Horizons was departing Ultima Thule show that the two lobes are not as spherical as first thought. Notice the position of the stars in these images.

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