Seven things we've learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans

After New Horizons streaked past Pluto in 2015, its main task was over, but it still had work to do. On New Year’s Day of 2019, it made a flyby of another, even more distant object named 2014 MU69, more commonly called Ultima Thule. Since then, the spacecraft has been slowly but steadily sending streams of information back across the increasingly vast gulf of space between it and Earth. From that information, scientists now know that the snowman-shaped space rock formed from a gentle coll

Seven things we've learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans

About a billion miles more distant than Pluto is Ultima Thule, a peanut-shaped object in the outer solar system that's the farthest place ever visited by humans.

Tue 21 May 19 from

Seven things we’ve learned about Utlima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans, Fri 17 May 19 from L.A. Times

New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule's Quiet, Lonesome Past

Thu 16 May 19 from Discover Magazine

New Horizons team publishes first Kuiper Belt flyby science results

NASA's New Horizons mission team has published the first profile of the farthest world ever explored, a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69.

Thu 16 May 19 from

NASA finds water and 'organic molecules' on 'farthest world ever explored' Ultima Thule 

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in Texas found the traces and said they are 'very different from most icy objects explored previously by spacecraft'.

Tue 21 May 19 from Daily Mail

NASA finds water, 'organic molecules' on mysterious Ultima Thule

Since first encountering the mysterious Ultima Thule, "the farthest world ever explored," earlier this year, NASA has made several discoveries about the ancient space object. Now, researchers ...

Mon 20 May 19 from FOXNews

NASA’s First Kuiper Belt Flyby Reveals Ultima Thule’s Ancient Secrets

NASA’s New Horizons mission team just published results on the first Kuiper Belt flyby, and it explores the mysterious formation of Ultima Thule and details on its ancient past. The New ...

Fri 17 May 19 from

NASA details the most distant world we've ever observed

Back in February, NASA released the clearest images of Ultima Thule -- the Kuiper Belt object New Horizons got close to in a flyby, which makes it the farthest world we've ever ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Engadget

First results from New Horizons’ time in the Kuiper Belt

Only about 10 percent of the data has been transmitted so far, but it says a lot.

Thu 16 May 19 from Ars Technica


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