New Ultima Thule images reveal that the Kuiper Belt object is likely flatter in shape rather than spherical. It is one of the major discoveries from the historic flyby.
Space February 9, 2019
New Horizons' latest image Ultima Thule is the best view of the object yet. It is the first small KBO ever explored by a spacecraft.
Space January 25, 2019
New Horizons will flyby object 2014 MU69, also referred to as Ultima Thule, on Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:33 a.m. It will be the first time that a spacecraft has explored the region which is made up of trillions of celestial objects.
Space October 7, 2018
New Horizons took the first ever images that showed Ultima Thule. The probe is on its way to fly by the Kuiper Belt Object but will first make its way to 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1.
Space August 30, 2018
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now headed for a new mission to explore a primitive Kuiper Belt object located a billion miles beyond dwarf planet Pluto. What do scientists currently know about the flyby target Ultima Thule?
Space June 9, 2018
After six months of electronic hibernation, the New Horizons probe woke up. Its next mission will be a flyby of Ultima Thule, a distant frozen place at the edge of the solar system.
Space June 6, 2018