“Across the Universe”

On New Year’s Eve Hawaii Time, the NASA New Horizons spacecraft will pass by an object known as 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule. The name Ultima Thule comes from Greek and Roman literature and map-making meaning “the farthermost northern place, almost mythical in its existence.” It’s an appropriate nickname for the object, as the flyby of MU69 is the farthest planetary flyby in history.