NASA’s New Horizons Promises a Treasure Trove of Data on Ultima Thule4 min read

It will take 20 months to receive all of the spacecraft’s data on the distant world, which could offer insights into the formation of our solar system.

A stereo image of MU69, aka Ultima Thule.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

A special delivery of data from deep in the solar system arrived on Earth this week, as details begin trickling in about a little world known as MU69. The early-stage images show no moons and no definitive craters on the surface, but this could all change in the coming weeks as a stream of information comes through.


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