Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Ultima Thule

New Horizons is like a time machine, taking us back to the birth of the solar system.  We are seeing a physical representation of the beginning of planetary formation, frozen in time.

-- Mission Geology Manager Jeff Moore, discussing the visit by the New Horizons spacecraft to Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by mankind, 4 billion miles away, AFP, 2 January 2019

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