At precisely 12:33EST/05:33GMT on January 1st, NASA’s New Horizons probe will pass by Ultima Thule wayyy out in the Kuiper Belt an unbelievable 6.62 billion km away. We were kindly invited to witness it all going down at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, so how could we refuse?

Here’s everything you need to know about this most incredible of journeys.

We’ll be tweeting about the experience from our official Twitter account, and we invite you to countdown to contact with us. Enjoy our Ultima Thule spacelist in the meantime, and have a happy and safe new year!