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The first color image of MU69 taken on January 1, 2019. It will take up to a year to get all of the data back from New Horizons to get a clear picture of this object, which is the farthest object in the solar system to be visited by a spacecraft.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Despite the government shutdown, NASA was live streaming on New Year’s Day as the New Horizons space craft made a flyby of the most distant object humanity has ever explored – an icy, red, snowman-shaped object known as 2014 MU69. You may have heard it referred to by its nickname Ultima Thule.