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New Horizons took this detailed image of a space object called 2014 MU69 (or "Ultima Thule") at 12:26 a.m. EST on January 1, 2019.

‘We’ve never seen something like this orbiting the sun’: Scientists are puzzled by the shape of the most distant object ever explore...

NASA's New Horizons probe sent back new images of space rock Ultima Thule. The sequence revealed an object flatter in shape than scientists thought.
New Horizons took this detailed image of a space object called 2014 MU69 (or "Ultima Thule") at 12:26 a.m. EST on January 1, 2019.

Scientists just released the best photo yet of the most distant object ever visited by humanity

NASA's New Horizons probe flew past the space rock 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, on January 1 — but new photos are still downloading from deep space.

New videos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored show that it flips like a giant hourglass

NASA's New Horizons probe recently flew past a snowman-shaped space rock called 2014 MU69 (or Ultima Thule). New animations show its 16-hour rotation.

Queen guitarist Brian May released a new song celebrating NASA’s historic visit to the farthest object ever explored — take a listen

To celebrate a NASA's latest historic achievement — visiting the farthest object ever — Queen guitarist Brian May released the song "New Horizons."
An illustration of NASA's New Horizons probe visiting 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that exists about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.

NASA just released the first close-up photos of the farthest object humanity has ever explored — and it looks like a giant red snowman

The space rock, called 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule, is 4 billion miles from Earth and a relic of the solar system's formation 4.5 billion years ago.

NASA is about to reveal the most distant object ever visited by humanity. Here’s how to see New Horizons’ close-up pictures for the first ...

NASA TV will host live YouTube video showing the New Horizons probe's first photos of a distant Kuiper Belt Object called 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule.
An illustration of Kuiper Belt Objects (dots) with New Horizons' flight path (yellow), Pluto, and Ultima Thule/2014 MU69.

NASA just pulled off humanity’s farthest-ever visit to a space object — the New Horizons probe successfully flew by Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule, which is 4 billion miles from Earth — and 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — is now the most distant object humanity has ever visited.
An illustration of NASA's New Horizons probe visiting 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that exists about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.

NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here’s what to expect from the ‘mind-b...

NASA's New Horizons probe, which explored Pluto, will fly past Ultima Thule on January 1 and take hundreds of photographs of the mysterious object.
An illustration of Planet X, which is sometimes called Planet Nine.

Is it Planet 9 or Planet X? Scientists spar over what to call the solar system’s hypothetical missing world

Increasing indirect evidence suggests a missing planet in the solar system may lurk beyond Pluto. Astronomers are hunting for it, but leading scientists are in a dispute over what to call the world: Planet 9 or Planet X?
An illustration of NASA's New Horizons probe visiting 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that exists about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.

NASA just woke up a nuclear-powered probe 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — and it’s approaching the farthest object humans have ever tried t...

NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew by Pluto in 2015, woke up from hibernation to visit a mysterious, peanut-shaped frozen rock called Ultima Thule. The probe is closing in, going 760,000 miles a day but won't arrive until January 1. If it arrives, it'll be the farthest object ever visited.