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Follow NASA’s New Horizons Mission as It Heads for New Year’s Flyby With Ultima Thule

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

[Update: Read Times coverage of the aftermath of the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule here.]

LAUREL, Md. — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, will zip past another icy world nicknamed Ultima Thule on New Year’s Day, gathering information on what is believed to be a pristine fragment from the earliest days of the solar system. It will be the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.

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