Sorry, Ultima Thule: no corn tube or nose button for you.
After thinking in the beginning looked like a reddish snowman, because of its two parts, the ice called Ultima Thule was "melted" "The first close-up pictures of Ultima Thule – with two distinct and, seemingly, spherical segments – has spectators called it a & # 39; snowman, & # 39; "said the agency of government space. "However, more analysis of strategy approaches and new removals of images have changed the view, in part by revealing an outline of part of KBO not Sunlighted, but could be # 39; traced out "this has been blocked from viewing background stars."
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Four new released photos show that the matter was substantially flat in the preceding thought, Mission Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute "We had an Impression of Ultima Thule based on limited number of images back in the days around the flyby, but seeing more data has significantly changed our view, "Stern says in the statement. "It is closer to the reality that the shape of the Ultima Thule is flat, like a pancake. But more importantly, new images create scientific puzzles about how such a thing can be formed. "
In early January, the $ 720 million New Horizons mission acquired photos of Ultima Thule. The ultimate Thule is deep in the so-called Kuiper Belt, or Twilight Zone, which is more than the Neptune's orbit.
Scientists also say they have not seen any evidence of an atmosphere at UItima Thule. The study of initial data was also not found without evidence of rings or satellite larger than 1 mile in diameter orbiting the Ultima Thule.
In 2015, New Horizons is successful in the past Pluto, which has revealed that the dwarf planet is surprisingly different, reported by Space.com. Ultima Thule is roughly 4.1 billion miles from Earth and about 1 billion miles in Pluto, making it the most distant celestial object ever to be explored.
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Despite the lack of resemblance to Frosty or any other snowman for that matter, Ultima Thule continues to amaze scientists.
"It's really an incredible image sequence, which took a spacecraft exploring a small world four billion miles away from the Earth," Stern added. "Nothing really got into imagery."
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Although taking approximately 20 months for the New Horizons to capture all its images, the measurements and other scientific data returned on Earth, new released images are sure to "spur new planetary theories in building up the early solar system," project scientist Hal Weaver, New Horizons from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory,
] Fox News report James Rogers contributed to this report.