LAUREL, Md. – A small, glacial world that is a billion miles over Pluto who gets a New Year's Day & New.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has been going to go on a secret thing called Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday. The most remote world that is ever explored by humans.
The flyby arrives 3 1/2 years after New Horizons has passed Pluton and has spent its time. first close plans of the planet.
This time, the drama will show 4 billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) from Earth, as far as it will take 10 hours before flying rulers in Laurel, Maryland, know if the spacecraft is & # 39; often live.
Management scientist Alan Stern said Monday that the team has done years for this time and now, "it's happening!"