CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The remote snow white that was visited by NASA last month has a flat – not around – behind.
New images from New Horizon's spacecraft give a new perspective on the little cosmic body 4 billion miles away. Scientists say the two-lobed object, called Ultima Thule, is actually flatter on the back than originally thought. Pictures released last week – taken shortly after closest approach on New Year's Day – give an overview of the page that is not illuminated by the sun.
When looking at the front, Ultima Thule still looks like a two-cold snowman. But from the side, the snowman looks like a lemon and a pie stuck together and ends.
Ultima Thule is the farthest world ever explored.