New Horizons Team Observes Ultima Thule Occultation

Credit: Artist's concept of New Horizons: NASA
HOUSTON—Astronomers say they have successfully gathered valuable occultation observations of the distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, also known as Ultima Thule, the target destination for a Jan. 1, 2019, flyby by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The Aug. 3-4, ground-based telescope observations...

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