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Space Snowman: Twitter Gives Multiple Identities to 'UltimaThule', the Most Distant Object in Space

The most distant object in space has been captured, and it looks like a snowman.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:January 4, 2019, 2:11 PM IST
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Space Snowman: Twitter Gives Multiple Identities to 'UltimaThule', the Most Distant Object in Space
The most distant object in space has been captured, and it looks like a snowman.
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In the last fifty years, science has progressed in leaps and bounds. In 1969 we put a man on the moon, and in 2019 we captured the first ever image of the most distant object in the universe.

Yesterday, Nasa New Horizons beamed back the first ever picture, and science data from UltimaThule, which is the most distant object ever discovered.

UltimaThule are what planetary scientists call a “contact binary” — two bodies that formed separately and then gently touched and stuck together.

The first image that was beamed back captures it more clearly.

The space rocks were soon, however, given more character, courtesy of Twitter. No longer just spacial bodies, Twitterati turne dthe images, obviously, into memes.

While we have come a long way from the first moon landing, it is amusing that we are still finding new stuff in space every day.

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