Nasa’s New Horizons: ‘Space snowman’ appears squashed
Rather than being two relatively spherical bodies in contact with each other, Ultima Thule in this new analysis is determined to be much more squashed.
It’s not the snowman lookalike we all first imagined.
The New Horizons science team now says the larger lobe, nicknamed “Ultima”, more closely resembles a giant pancake; and the smaller lobe, nicknamed “Thule”, is shaped like a dented walnut.
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