AGB Laboratory highlighted at NASA event during Ultima Thule flyby on New Year’s Eve

NASA’s  New Horizons spacecraft passed within 2200 miles of  object 2014 MU69, also called “Ultima Thule”,  in the Kuiper Belt 6.6 billion kilometres from Earth and 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto. Ultima Thule is the most distant object ever studied up-close by humans.

At the NOVA-NASA event in connection with the flyby at New Years Eve Walter Alvarez gave a talk entitled “Studying the Solar System by looking down”.