Weirdly shaped, very dark: Ultima Thule is revealing the outer solar system’s secrets

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:57 in Astronomy & Space

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew past the most distant world ever explored by humans on New Year’s Day. Now, a clearer picture of the 22-mile-long object known as Ultima Thule is beginning to take shape — and it has scientists baffled. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said...

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