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A distant flyby

The first closeup view of 2014 MU69, aka Ultima Thule, returned by the New Horizons spacecraft. (credit: JHUAPL/SwRI) by Jeff Foust Operate enough missions for enough time, and some of those milestones will fall on or near holidays. Sometimes the timing is coincidental and inconvenient at best, like InSight’s landing on Mars the Monday after Thanksgiving, a schedule dictated by ...

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