Ultima Thule mashup

Ultima Thule New Horizons impression2019 got of to a positive start, in astronomical terms. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made a close flyby of the distant object Ultima Thule on the edge of the Kuiper Belt. So little is known of this 20 mile long frozen lump but over the days and months, gigabytes collected during the flyby will trickle home to Earth.

Our own artist’s impression looks pretty convincing, but it was taken from a humble potato! Couldn’t resist showing it’s similarity in shape. I’m sure Yuri would have seen the funny side 🙂

Ultima Thule impression

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