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NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here’s what to expect from the ‘mind-boggling’ encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.

NASA’s New Horizons probe, which visited Pluto in 2015, is closing in on a mysterious object called Ultima Thule. New Horizons will fly past Ultima Thule, formally known as 2014 MU69, on New Year’s Day. Ultima Thule will be the most distant object humanity has ever visited (if the flyby […]
NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here’s what to expect from the ‘mind-boggling’ encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.