NASA’s New Horizons takes photos of Ultima Thule!

This Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 image made available by NASA shows the Kuiper belt object Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto, encountered by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA via AP)

Adler Planetarium’s VP of Astronomy and Collections, Andrew Johnston joins Brian Noonan (in for Roe Conn & Anna Davlantes) to discuss two historic achievements in space exploration: a Chinese lander on the back-side of the moon & NASA’s New Horizons probe rendezvousing with Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt. #SpaceIsFreakingAwesome