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NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7:45 AM

NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" after a journey to most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at edge of solar-system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation. The nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles to come within 2,200 miles of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long space rock in uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt.