NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encounter with “Ultima Thule” – a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles past Pluto – and the farthest house probe flyby in historical past.
Added excellent news is that New Horizons principal investigator and planetary scientist, Alan Stern, is ready for puzzlement.
I mentioned this new and imminent record-setting flyby with Stern, fleshing out what’s forward for this trailblazing probe – at Ultima Thule…and past.
Go to my new Area.com story:
Encounters with Distant Worlds: An Interview with New Horizons’ Alan Stern (Unique)