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"Willingly I would burn to death like Phaeton, were this the price for reaching the Sun and learning its shape, its size, and its distance."
Eudoxus of Cnidus, 390 BCE - 337 BCE

Nicknamed Ultima Thule by the New Horizons team, 2014 MU69 is a trans-Neptunian object from the Kuiper Belt located in the outermost regions of the Solar System.

Closest approach will occur at 12:33 am, January 1, 2019 (EST), at which point it will be 43.4 AU from the Sun in the constellation Sagittarius.

Orbital period: 297 years
Diameter: 25–45 km

2014 MU69 New Horizons - January 1, 2019

2014 MU69
     

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