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    Amazing...from bowling pin to snowman! Going to be interesting to follow the updates...and see the higher resolution images!!

    When asked about follow-on flybys, Alan Stern indicated that had yet to be determined, but NH is healthy and has power for at least 15-20 Years.

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    Default Re: Ultima Thule Flyby - Jan 1!

    The latest update from today's news conference: New Horizons: News Article?page=20190102. Includes the first color images!

    "The first color image of Ultima Thule, taken at a distance of 85,000 miles (137,000 kilometers) at 4:08 Universal Time on January 1, 2019, highlights its reddish surface."

    The next update will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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    Does New Horizons have a target after Ultima Thule, or will it be deep freeze time?

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    Default Re: Ultima Thule Flyby - Jan 1!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post
    Does New Horizons have a target after Ultima Thule, or will it be deep freeze time?
    That has yet to be determined. According to Dr Stern (when asked that question at today's news conference), NH is healthy and has power for at least 15-20 Years, so another flyby is not out of the question, but no target(s) have been identified.

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    Default Re: Ultima Thule Flyby - Jan 1!

    Looks like tortoise. Bulging eyes and mouth.

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    Default Re: Ultima Thule Flyby - Jan 1!

    After the near real time feedback on the insight lander and images this 22 month thing seems like forever to wait.
    I am keen to get a better look at our kuiper belt snowman.
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