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A NASA Probe 4 Billion Miles From Earth Took These Pictures of Mysterious Ultima Thule

January 2, 2019 8:11 PM
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(LAUREL, Md.) — A NASA spacecraft traveling 4 billion miles from Earth has sent back its first close-up pictures of the most distant celestial object ever explored, and it looks like a reddish snowman.

Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed, is an elongated body about 20 miles long, consisting of two fused-together spheres.

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