The most remote thing we have ever visited our space, a spacecraft called the M69 2014, is less snow-shaped than previously scientists.
NASA has used the New Horizons probe with its chronicle, known as Ultima Thule and 4 billion miles from Earth, on New Year's Day; New.
New Horizons traveled within 2,200 miles of MU69, traveling at a distance of 32,200 mph. The flyby allowed scientists to gather pictures and information about the rock they hope to help them solve long-term privacy about the 4.500th anniversary of the biography.
The first image on the test was back to # 39; shows two stylish colored spots on top of each other, as snowman. Data revealed that the thing was wrong; runs like a big gray. But it will take about 20 months for New Horizons for all the photos he has returned to Earth, and the understanding of scientists on rock changes when new scenes emerge.
The latest series of photos of praise, instead of two fields, sections M69 (called "lobes") is something flat. The shape is largely unprecedented in scientific ideas on the solar system.
"We did not see something like this to impact on its sun," said Alan Stern, chief inspector of the New Horizons mission, in a press release.
Based on the new imagery, the closer look of the larger lobe (called Ultima) looks like a big pancake. The smaller lobe (Thule) is similar to a dental gallchnut, reporting the NASA New Horizons team.
"Ultima Thule's idea was based on the small number of images returned in the days around the way, but more information on change has been significantly improved," said Stern. "It would be closer to saying that Ultima Thule's shape is more comfortable, such as a pancake. But more importantly, the new images create scientific puzzles about how something might be like not to be created. "
NASA scientists share 3D space imaging of the space crest below, created and used images taken by New Horizons leaving MU69 behind. The photographs were taken close to 10 minutes after the probe became a nearest place to the rock.
Although they are not far from the last pictures of Ultima Thule that New Horizons will return, they will representing the last scenes of the rock as it disappeared.