Mysterious space object Ultima Thule looks a ‘giant pancake’ and NASA isn’t sure why | Fox News

After initially thinking it looked like a reddish snowman, because of its two components, the icy object known as Ultima Thule has melted into “giant pancake” and “a dented walnut,” NASA said in a statement on Saturday.“The first close-up images of Ultima Thule – with its two distinct and, apparently, spherical segments – had observers calling it a ‘snowman,'” the government space agency said. “However, more analysis of approach images and these new departure images have changed that view, in part by revealing an outline of the portion of the KBO that was not illuminated by the Sun, but could be ‘traced out’ as it blocked the view to background stars.”

Source: Mysterious space object Ultima Thule looks a ‘giant pancake’ and NASA isn’t sure why | Fox News

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