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Ultima Thule,

in astronomy and space exploration, nickname for ArrokothArrokoth,
trans-Neptunian object in the Kuiper Belt (see comet). First observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014 and later nicknamed Ultima Thule (until its official naming in late 2019), it became the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft when NASA's
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Ultima Thule

to Romans, extremity of the world, identified with Iceland. [Rom. Legend: LLEI, I: 318]
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ultima Thule

1. another name for Thule
2. any distant or unknown region
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Ultima Thule is all-inclusive, so meals, activities, flights, and equipment are included in the package cost, which is $8,775 per person for a four-night package.
Given the staggering distances, it will take almost two more years for all the data collected during the short fly-by of Ultima Thule to be broadcast back to Earth.
It will take nearly two years for New Horizons to beam back all of its observations of Ultima Thule.
Detailed images beamed back from the New Horizons spacecraft showed that Ultima Thule, which lies some 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away from Earth, is composed of two spheres, or "lobes."
Ultima Thule, at 4 billion miles (about 6.4 billion km) from the Sun and 1 billion miles (about 1.6 billion km) from Pluto, will be the most distant object ever directly explored, said NASA.
Its New Horizons robotic explorer has become the first explorer to complete a fly past mysterious space rock nicknamed Ultima Thule.
Once it enters the peripheral layer of the belt, containing icy bodies and leftover fragments from the solar system's creation, the probe will get its first close-up glance of Ultima Thule, a cool mass shaped like a giant peanut, using seven on-board instruments.
1 (Petra)-- The US space agency's New Horizons probe has made contact with Earth to confirm its successful flyby of the icy world known as Ultima Thule. The encounter occurred some 6.5bn km (4bn miles) away, making it the most distant ever exploration of an object in our Solar System.
A message from the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) will be sent by the NASA New Horizons spacecraft as it flies -- by the frozen "Ultima Thule", a celestial body in the Kuiper Zone, at the edge of the solar system, 6.6 billion kilometers from Earth.
catchy nickname of Ultima Thule (Pronounced: Tool-ee) after a public
Et Ultima Thule evolue dans une zone aux temperatures negatives, ce qui laisse penser qu'il est bien preserve.