• April 10, 2021

Tags : Ultima Thule

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: A Cosmic Snowman on the Edge of

On New Year’s Day the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the most distant object yet explored in our solar system, Ultima Thule. Though the flyby was quick, it will take up to 20 months for NASA to download all the data collected. However, data that has already come in has given us interesting insight and […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: New Year, New Horizons

Once again, NASA had the world on the edge of their seats as the New Horizons spacecraft flew by the very distant Kuiper Belt object, Ultima Thule. Since sending us those stunning images of Pluto back in 2015, New Horizons has spent the last three years on its way to 2014 MU69, also known as […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: The Best in Space for 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back at some of the best space stories of the year and tell you about some really cool upcoming events for 2019. Earlier this year, we watched as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launched in February sending Elon Musk’s Tesla (piloted by Starman) out into […]Read More