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Ultima Thule latest: less Star Wars, more Star Trek

Cosmos Magazine - Tue 12 Feb 19

Images from New Horizons reveal unexpected aspects of the Kuiper Belt object. Richard A Lovett reports.

Distant Ultima Thule is a weirdly flat snowman that defies explanation

Newscientist - Mon 11 Feb 19

Images from the New Horizons spacecraft show that the distant space rock Ultima Thule is flatter than we thought, and we don’t know why it’s so strange

Flatland: New images reveal Ultima Thule's shape is a "scientific puzzle"

Gizmag - Sun 10 Feb 19

At one point, the distant world Ultima Thule was assumed to be more or less a rocky ball. As New Horizons got closer, its shape was described as a bowling pin, then a snowman – and ...

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed

BBC News - Sat 9 Feb 19

At first the distant icy object Ultima Thule looked like a snowman. Now it's a "gingerbread man".

New Horizons' evocative farewell glance at Ultima Thule

Phys.org - Sat 9 Feb 19

An evocative new image sequence from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offers a departing view of the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) nicknamed Ultima Thule—the target of its New Year's 2019 flyby and ...

New Horizons' evocative farewell glance at Ultima Thule, SpaceDaily - Tue 12 Feb 19

NASA farewell view of Ultima Thule shows a 'giant pancake' - CNET

CNET - Mon 11 Feb 19

New Horizons' last look at the Kuiper Belt object deflates its earlier snowman appearance.

Ultima Thule Beyond Pluto Is Flat Like a Pancake (and Not a Space Snowman After All)

Livescience - Mon 11 Feb 19

The final photos that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped of Ultima Thule during the probe's epic Jan. 1 flyby reveal the distant object to be much flatter than scientists had thought.

Ultima Thule Beyond Pluto Is Flat Like a Pancake (and Not a Space Snowman After All), SPACE.com - Mon 11 Feb 19

New Photos Reveal Ultima Thule Is a Pancake Stuck to a Dented Walnut

Extremetech - Mon 11 Feb 19

Ultima Thule isn't the snowman-shaped object we thought it was. It's more of a lumpy-pancake-meets-mashed-walnut kind of thing. The post New Photos Reveal Ultima Thule Is a Pancake Stuck to ...

Ultima Thule is Flat, And Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

Geek.com - Mon 11 Feb 19

The latest image sequence from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft offers a new perspective on Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule. It turns out 2014 MU69—the most distant entity ever explored—is ...

Mysterious space object Ultima Thule looks a 'giant pancake' and NASA isn't sure why

FOXNews - Mon 11 Feb 19

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 ...

New pictures from NASA’s New Horizons show a pancaked peanut

The Verge - Sat 9 Feb 19

At first glance, the mysterious space rock that NASA’s New Horizons zoomed by on New Year’s day looked like a lumpy snowman, or maybe a misshapen space peanut. Now, a new set ...

New Horizons' faraway target is 'pretty pancake-like,' scientists discover

Daily Mail - Fri 8 Feb 19

A new image sequence from the spacecraft’s departing view of MU69 shows it isn’t actually made up of spheroidal segments, as first thought – instead, its two lobes are flat like pancakes.

New images of the distant Ultima Thule object have surprised scientists

Ars Technica - Fri 8 Feb 19

"The new images are creating scientific puzzles."

Ultima Thule is more pancake than snowman, NASA scientists discover

UPI - Mon 11 Feb 19

Ultima Thule is flatter than scientists originally thought.

Ultima Thule is more pancake than snowman, NASA scientists discover, SpaceDaily - Wed 13 Feb 19