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Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock

Clearest image yet of 'snowman' space rock

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NASA has released the first high-definition image of Ultima Thule - a 20-mile long icy space rock, a billion miles beyond Pluto. It comes after an unmanned spacecraft sent a signal back to Earth after making a successful fly-by past the object - the most distant world ever studied by mankind. Image: NASA likened Ultima Thule to a snowman Around 10 hours after reaching Ultima Thule, in the early part of New Year's Day, the New Horizons vessel got in touch with scientists back home.On Wednesday, NASA officials said they "could not be happier" with the latest image of the "snowman", which it said were "separate objects now joined together".They said the image showed "the first contact binary ever explored by spacecraft". ...