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NASA farewell Thule shows a 'giant pancake'



NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwestern Research Institute / National Optical Astronomy Observatory
                                                

NASA must be hungry. Ultima Thule is a giant pancake attached to a "dented walnut."

Ultima Thule is an unusual object found in the Kuiper Belt. It's located about 1 billion miles past Pluto, which visited New Horizons in 201

5. two-lobed object looking more like a snowman . 19659005] NASA has released New Horizons.

This illustration shows NASA's old and new views of Ultima Thule.


NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute
                                                

The rounded snowman images came within a day of New Horizons' closest approach to Jan. 1. Images taken 10 minutes after the approach.

NASA's fudge factor. Ultime Thule may fill out those lines, or it may be shown closer to the flutter shape.

"NASA is offered up a short departure." movie showing New Horizons' view as it zipped by. Ultima Thule.

New Horizons launches in 2006 and has since traveled to Pluto and now Ultima Thule.

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