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Deflating Ultima, pancaking Thule....
Posted by: max
Date: February 11, 2019 07:07AM
Further image processing shows it aint a snowman....



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"We are seeing a physical representation of the beginning of planetary formation, frozen in time." The new images, taken when New Horizons was nearly 9,000km from Ultima Thule ...
The images also give an insight into the difficulties faced by the team in getting enough light into probe's cameras this far out. A relatively long exposure time was used to maximise the camera's signal level at the expense of some blurring of the KBO's crescent.

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