Laurel, Maryland - December 31, 2018: Christian Ready, with Launchpad Astronomy, and an astronomer at Towson University, live streams the New Horizons Beyond Pluto Ultima Thule Flyby Event New Years Eve 2018 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. Behind him is a scale replica of the New Horizons Space Craft.
Less than half-an-hour into 2019 (Eastern Time), The NASA spacecraft New Horizons will encounter Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 – nicknamed “Ultima Thule” – orbiting one billion miles beyond Pluto. Those attending the event will ring in 2019, then celebrate Space Science History.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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