Nasa’s New Horizons: ‘Snowman’ shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed

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The ice world known as Ultima Thule has finally been revealed. 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.New Horizons encountered Ultima 6.5 billion km from Earth.

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