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October 24, 2018
Media Briefing - American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 12:15 p.m. (EDT), members of the New Horizons team previewed 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 recording briefing that was streamed can be viewed here.
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.
Download the full presentation
Speakers and their presentation graphics are listed below:
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Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute