NASA's New Horizons will spend New Year's Eve staring at a very mysterious space ball

a two-lobed rock floating in space

MU69 is far from your run-of-the-mill solar system object.

Get ready to meet 2014 MU69 (unofficially known as Ultima Thule), an object a billion miles beyond Pluto and 4.1 billion from Earth itself.
via Popular Science ""


Popular posts from this blog

The best air conditioner

Here’s what it would take to make Overwatch’s ‘Blizzard World’ IRL