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Media Briefing - American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting

New Horizons Team Previews Ultima Thule Flyby

October 24, 2018


On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 12:15 p.m. (EDT), members of the New Horizons team will preview the mission's New Year's 2019 flyby of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule during a media briefing at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The briefing will be streamed live on the meeting website: https://aas.org/media-press/aas-press-conference-webcasts

The Ultima flyby, with closest approach set for 12:33 a.m. EST in Jan. 1, will be the most distant planetary encounter in history. Team members will cover the significance and challenges of this flyby, its science goals and operational timelines, and the Kuiper Belt in the context of solar system exploration.

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Dr. Alan Stern

New Horizons Mission Principal Investigator
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Dr. Carey Lisse

New Horizons Science Team Collaborator
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Dr. Hal Weaver

New Horizons Project Scientist
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Dr. Kelsi Singer

New Horizons Co-Investigator
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