Astro Bob blog: Asteroid Ryugu, We Can Almost Touch It / New Horizons Sees Ultima Thule
Just look at this place — a beat-up pile of rocks and dust blasted mercilessly by the solar wind and cosmic rays 100 million miles from the sun. Gasp! No atmosphere either. This is Ryugu, and we're closing in for a sample. Learn more and see the first image of NASA's next deep space target, Ultima Thule. Read post here.