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am_Unition  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where to watch the New Horizons Ultima Thule Encounter

Got a good pic in (source):

Eerily similar to the Rosetta Comet (a.k.a. 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko):

Maybe we're going to find that merger events between once-separate Kuiper Belt objects are quite common.




francopoli  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A while back, they got a stellar occultation of Ultima. They got data that it was a contact binary

The results match what these images show.

The 20 months it will take to get all the data are going to drag on! Also there was a comment in the press conference that they are looking for one more target. That will be fun!