Ultima Thule Flyby
Want to keep tabs on the New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule over the New Years holiday? Here's the rough schedule of events:
12/31, 2 pm EST: NASA press briefing
1/1, ~12:30 am EST: flyby occurs
1/1, ~10 am EST: NASA hears from New Horizons about how it went
1/1, time TBD: NASA press conference with the first images, likely fuzzy/blurry
1/2, time TBD: first high-res images received
Jan, Feb, Mar and so on: more data and images!
More details on the events and how to watch: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Where-to-Watch.php
Despite the partial government shutdown, NASA social media accounts will be active and sharing info about the flyby. And because this is 2018, there's a New Horizons mobile app for iOS and Android: https://www.space.com/42850-new-horizons-ultima-thule-flyby…
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