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NASA renames the mysterious Ultima Thule following controversy between the Nazis

NASA renamed the farthest object ever explored "Ultima Thule" after controversy over its name being associated with the NSDAP. Formerly known as "2014 MU69", the celestial object was given the informal name of Ultima Thule by the New Horizons team, after a mythical northern country in classical and medieval European literature, according to Science Alert. However, the Thule Society, founded …

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renamed Ultima Thule to avoid NS connection | space

<! – -> Here is the object formerly known as 2014 MU69 – then briefly as Ultima Thule – and now known as Arrokoth. It is about 30 km long or about 1/60 of the diameter of Pluto. Image via NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Spaceflight Insider. Darn. Like many others, I …

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NASA finds water, "organic molecules" on the mysterious Ultima Thule

Since the first encounter with the mysterious Ultima Thule earlier this year, NASA has made several discoveries about the ancient space object. Now, State Space Agency researchers have made a startling discovery about "the most distant world ever explored" – on its surface are both water and "organic molecules." In the study published in the journal Science, NASA describes the …

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NASA unveils the secrets of Ultima Thule, the prehistoric space pancake

NASA / Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / ESA The farthest world we've ever explored, Ultima Thule, is getting weirder – but NASA scientists are beginning to reveal their secrets. on January 1 – about 4 billion kilometers from Earth – after a 13-year journey to the edge of the solar system. The original …

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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 3D images show a detail view of Ultima Thule

<! – NASA's New Horizons team scientists have created a 3D image of Ultima Thule by combining images of the object from different angles. -> Laurel Kornfeld 9. March 2019 Cross your eyes until the image pair is in an image. It can be helpful to place your finger or a pen just a few inches from your eyes and …

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The latest pictures of Ultima Thule are in and they are the hottest ever!

On December 31, 2018, the probe New Horizons directed the first flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) in history. About half an hour later, the mission controllers received the first clear images of Ultima Thule (aka 2014 MU69). Over the next two months, the first high-resolution images of the object were published, and some quite interesting findings were made …

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NASA Unveils EXCEPTIONAL New Images of the Ultima Thule Asteroid | Science | news

The photographs mean that the mysterious space object Kuiper Belt 2014 MU69, called Ultima Thule, is now more than a generic-looking stain. The latest images from Ultima Thule have resolutions of 110 feet per pixel, the best images the strange body New Horizons has ever experienced. NASA's spacecraft has captured the high-resolution photographs of Ultima Thule, a distant asteroid that …

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