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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Posts Tagged ‘Ultima Thule’

Star Night, April 2019

Star Night, April 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Dr. John Spencer from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “The Furthest Flyby: New Horizons Visits Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69”. On January 1, 2019, deep in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the small object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, making MU69 the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.  New Horizons revealed MU69 to be a ... Full Story