This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft encountered it on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA via AP)
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A new picture returned from Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft shows the little world to be two objects joined together – to give a look like a “snowman.” The US probe’s images acquired as it approached Ultima hinted at the possibility of a double body, but the first detailed picture from Tuesday’s close flyby confirms it.
Ultima Thule… the most distant object that our current human civilization has ever checked out – at 4.1 billion miles out from Earth.
I think it’s lovely.
Read more at Phys.org’s NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman.
Images by NASA via AP
Spectacular. Bravo dear Space Cowboys, we love you so!