A NASA spaceship is zooming toward the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever photographed by humankind, a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away.
We're less than a million miles out now and closing fast– 10 miles per second– that's Boston to NY City in a minute! Arriving 33 minutes after midnight on Jan 1, US Eastern Time. #Space #Science #UltimaFlyby #NASA #UltimaThule @NewHorizons2015 @NASANewHorizons pic.twitter.com/s6ieL3jzEh
— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 31, 2018