The first images of Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule are on SpaceWeather. New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft that was the first to visit Pluto in July 2015. It continued into the Kuiper Belt. This is only the fifth craft to get out that far, along with Pioneer 10 and 11, and Voyager 1 and 2. Voyager 1 is now in interstellar space…but it’ll be back!
FIRST IMAGES OF ULTIMA THULE: The first high-resolution images of Ultima Thule have reached Earth following New Horizons’ historic flyby on New Year’s Day. Hot off the presses, the photos reveal a pair of roughly spherical planetestimals