Flyby of Furthest Object Yet in Our Solar System

Too cool, esp. its weird configuration!

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

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)

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