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  1. Dec 2018
    1. High-priority missions will continue, including a close encounter with a distant object called Ultima Thule, scheduled for 33 minutes past midnight on New Year’s Eve.

      Learn more about Ultima Thule here--the farthest object to be explored by the New Horizons spacecraft.

    1. On January 1, the New Horizons spacecraft, the one famous for flying by Pluto, will pass by Ultima Thule to explore this strange rock and try to learn more about the very formation of our solar system.

      So far away!