Ultima Thule Here We Come!

On New Year’s Day the New Horizons spacecraft will visit a very distant “worldlet” called Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule is around 4,000 million miles / 6,438 million km from the Sun and New Horizon’s was launched on 19 January 2006. The little world is so far away it takes over six hours for a radio signal to reach us – a very long journey!

Have a look at this from New Horizons / John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

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