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NASA's New Horizons Mission's snowman-shaped target has a new name

A snowman shaped object that NASA New Horizons flew past in early 2019 now has a brand new name. On November 12, NASA officials announced that the item, formerly known as MU69 – formerly called Ultima Thule – would now bear the name Arrokoth, which means "heaven" in Powhatan / Algonquian. Arrokoth is still the most common distant object ever …

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The New Horizons team reveals the many secrets of Ultima Thule

Photo credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute The farthest object ever explored is slowly unveiling its secrets as scientists compose the puzzles of Ultima Thule – the object of the Kuiper belt NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew four billion miles from the New Year's Day Earth removed, over. Analyzing the data that …

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NASA's new horizons unveil the geological Frankenstein that became Ultima Thule

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Less than three months after the New Horizons probe swept past a distant, cold space rock, scientists begin to compile the story of how this object, called Ultima Thule, originated. In a series of scientific presentations held today (March 18) at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, mission scientists shared new data on the topography …

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New horizons still radiate its clearest images of Ultima Thule

After our first glimpse of MU69 2014 in January, New Horizons has returned its most crisp shots of the distant space object. The images have a resolution of about 30 meters per pixel. This is one of the challenging goals of the mission to observe the object called Ultima Thule. "To get these pictures, we needed to know exactly where …

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The New Horizons spacecraft delivers its harshest views of Ultima Thule

The most detailed images of Ultima Thule – just minutes before the spacecraft's next approach on January 1 at 12:33 pm EST – on January 1 – have achieved a resolution of about 33 meters per pixel. Their combination of higher spatial resolution and favorable viewing geometry provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore the surface of Ultima Thule, which is …

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New Horizons The spaceship returns to its harshest views of Ultima Thule – The Solar System Exploration: NASA Science

The mission team called it a "route target" – just before the next approach, with the cameras aimed precisely at NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to capture the sharpest possible images of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed "Ultima Thule". to make the New Year's flyby target and the farthest object ever explored. After New Horizons has returned the stored aerial images …

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