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BREAKING…Signal has just been received at mission control, New Horizons has successfully started its flyby program of stored commands and the exploration of Ultima Thule 4 billion miles away! THIS IS IT FOLKS, FLYBY HAS BEGUN! Go New Horizons!! #NASA #Science #SPACE#ULTIMAFLYBY pic.twitter.com/48VuCLHz5i— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 25, 2018
PINCH ME! We’re less than 6 days from the flyby of #UltimaThule ! Just half an hour ago it should have entered Encounter Mode, a state preventing anomalies from diverting off the flyby plan. Confirmation of that critical event comes this afternoon—from 4 billion miles away. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/1flkuE1NN2— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 26, 2018
Later today-- just over 100 hours to Ultima! The spacecraft has entered it's battle hardened :"Encounter Mode" and is already returning data about Ultima and its environment.— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 27, 2018
Enjoy this best wishes video to our team from rock star scientist and science author, David Grinspoon! pic.twitter.com/2P9a5rMZJt
URGENT ! Due to Govt shut-down. NASA TV and social media suspended 4 New Horizons Flyby Jan 1st. Follow @alanstern or @newhorizons2015. Bri pic.twitter.com/OztdyzkZVo— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) December 26, 2018
The latest milestone for @NASANewHorizons is coming Jan. 1 w/ the #UltimaThule flyby! If the fed gov't remains shutdown then, you can catch coverage on @JHUAPL's Youtube channel (https://t.co/38TaY9SoS6) and website (https://t.co/40n7QiR9HP) pic.twitter.com/J0FRqMPRbz— Johns Hopkins U. (@JohnsHopkins) December 26, 2018
On #NewYearsEve, @NASANewHorizons will perform the most distant planetary flyby ever as it zooms past an object nicknamed #UltimaThule. Make sure to follow our partner @JHUAPL for updates: https://t.co/MT909RJbMM pic.twitter.com/QJq7OncKhO— NASA (@NASA) December 26, 2018
TALLY HO ULTIMA THULE!! An ancient relic of solar system formation, 4+ billion miles away, as dark as dirt, & shining only in the faint sunlight of the Kuiper Belt. Here it is, in a New Horizons imaging sequence. SEE IT MOVE, AGAINST THE STARS? TALLY HO! We'll be there on Monday! pic.twitter.com/EExUpK6wLt— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 26, 2018
@NewHorizons2015 Science team assembling! pic.twitter.com/vtSE1WCgnc— Alan Stern (@AlanStern) December 28, 2018
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"In just a few hours I will depart for Maryland for New Horizons' New Years flyby of the Kuiper Belt Object (486958) 2014 MU69. Before I go, I thought I would re-tell some of the stories about how we came to know about this little world. https://t.co/iE7f0KeFVK"
As we approach our new target in the Kuiper Belt, here’s a brief look back at where we’ve been. This is every single LORRI image taken during Pluto flyby, played in order, raw. pic.twitter.com/odHibtWgG2— Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker) December 28, 2018