Society for Popular Astronomy
https://popastro.com/forum/

New Year's Eve Ultima Thule flyby
https://popastro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=20983
Page 1 of 1

Author:  brian livesey [ Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  New Year's Eve Ultima Thule flyby

On New Year's Eve and Day, Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft, that gave us our first closeups of Pluto, will approach and flyby the remote and mysterious binary object Ultima Thule.
The probe will pass three times closer to the binary object than it was to Pluto, so researchers are expecting some interesting data to come from the encounter.
Ultima Thule is the most distant object so far to be visited by a space probe. The data may provide researchers with vital evidence about the primordial origin of the Solar System

Author:  brian livesey [ Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Year's Eve Ultima Thule flyby

The flyby was a resounding success and the probe is sending back images of the object from a distance of 6 light hours.

Author:  skyhawk [ Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Year's Eve Ultima Thule flyby

https://newatlas.com/new-horizons-ultim ... yby/57834/

What baffles me is the slowness of the downloads, this is a modern probe, using what, a b****y dial up connection ?

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
https://www.phpbb.com/