NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Composite Image of 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) »
This composite image of the primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) – featured on the cover of the May 17 issue of the journal Science – was compiled from data obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by the object on Jan. 1, 2019.
Science Journal Highlights New Horizons Early Findings »
Aside from the scientific results it contains, the New Horizons Science paper summarizing early findings from the flyby of Ultima Thule is noteworthy for another reason: it has more than 200 co-authors, representing more than 40 institutions.
Approach to Ultima Thule »
This short movie shows the view of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Dec. 7, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019.
Approach to Ultima Thule (Brian May Soundtrack) »
Ultima Thule in Enhanced Color »
Colors and Surface Features »
Ultima Thule in Stereo (3D Glasses) »