Dec 30, 2018

#UltimaThule is an icy rock located ~1 billion miles past Pluto in the Kuiper Belt

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On #NewYearsEve, our New Horizons spacecraft will fly within 2,220 miles of this object, providing the first close-up look at such a pristine building block of the solar system. Get the latest update:


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  • RONALD POKATILOFF on December 31, 2018 2:34 am

    What you are looking at is coming from a computer. Yes, and it has a gravitational field, although very weak except at the atomic level.