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Occultation - August 4, 2018
Release Date: September 17, 2018
Occultation team members François Colas (right) (Observatoire de Paris, France) and Salma Sylla Mbaye (center left) (Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Sénégal) show their telescope to Mary Teuw Niane (center right), the Sénégalese Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MESRI), at one of the practice sessions held near Dakar before the stellar occultation by Ultima Thule, while other visitors (left) look on.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Mike Grusin