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The Latest: NASA spacecraft dashes by world beyond Pluto

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

LAUREL, Md. (AP) - The Latest on NASA's New Horizons' New Year rendezvous (all times local):

12:33 a.m.

A NASA spacecraft opens the new year at the most distant world ever explored, a billion miles beyond Pluto.

Flight controllers say everything looked good for New Horizons' flyby of the tiny, icy object at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, 3 ½ years after its encounter with Pluto. Confirmation won't come for hours, though, given the vast distance. The mysterious target nicknamed Ultima Thu...