New Horizons returns best view yet of Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule even stranger than previously thought
New Horizons sends back best picture yet of Ultima Thule
Live coverage: New Horizons returns first close-up image
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made a historic New Year’s encounter with an object nicknamed Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto. The probe passed around 3,500 kilometres from the mysterious object at 0533 GMT on New Year’s Day, making it the most distant Solar System body ever explored up close.