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Flyby of Furthest Object Yet in Our Solar System
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:42:05 pm »
Too cool, esp. its weird configuration!

Snowman-like Photo of Ultima Thule Sent Home by NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

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Re: Flyby of Furthest Object Yet in Our Solar System
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 06:21:51 am »
Too cool, esp. its weird configuration!

Snowman-like Photo of Ultima Thule Sent Home by NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

Its weird shape is evidence that how science thinks the solar system formed is on the right track.

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And I love the common name, not only because it gives a designator for each part, but because it's a case of life imitating art! If anyone remembers the '70s sci-fi series Space: 1999, the episode "Death's Other Dominion" featured a human outpost on the far-flung frozen world of Ultima Thule (which was the first time I'd ever heard the term):

I had forgotten how bad the acting was in some (most?) episodes of Space: 1999. The plots were usually pretty silly as well, but that can be forgiven as the whole premise of the series was sort of silly. I remember enjoying it anyway when it aired, however.
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