Say hello to the furthest object we’ve ever explored: 2014 MU69! Only 4,000,000,000 miles away from us.
Also the first Classical Cold Kuiper Belt Object studied close up. New Horizons flew by it at 12:32am EST New Year’s Day.
These images were taken at ~50,000km, an hour away from closest approach. Based on resolution here, team is predicting 35m/pixel from closest approach images, which will come soon.