NTU Open Dome: Ultima Thule - A Step Beyond
The New Horizons mission has been an outstanding success rewriting what we knew of Pluto. But its mission is far from completed. Swinging past this dwarf planet it headed to an even more distant object, the Kuiper Belt object (486958) 2014 MU69 now referred to as Ultima Thule. So far we only know this object as a single faint point.
Dr Ian Whittaker (NTU) will give us an overview of the New Horizons mission in his talk Ultima Thule - A Step Beyond. He will especially focus upon the encounter with the distant Kuiper Belt object including current images and finding gathered by New Horizons.
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Nottingham Trent University School of Science and Technology
City of Nottingham, England, UK