On New Year's Eve, the New Horizons spacecraft that gave us those amazing images of Pluto will explore the farthest object ever visited! "Ultima Thule" is an ancient resident of the far-flung Kuiper Belt in the outer part of the solar system, and New Horizons will be flying by it on New Year's. (VIEW live mission converage from December 31-January 2.)
Join astronomers in the Caryl D. Philip Space Theater on Wednesday, January 2 at 2:00 p.m. for the live press briefing on Nasa TV with the first results of the flyby!
Learn more about New Horizons.