LAUREL, Md. | Scientists show off space snowman, Ultima Thule, in 3D
LAUREL, Md.—Jan 03, 2019— The newly visited space snowman — the most distant object ever explored — is now appearing in 3D.
At a news conference Thursday, scientists and others put on 3D glasses to see the city-size, two-sphered cosmic body in stereo, revealing possible curvy ridges. Ultima Thule, as it’s known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.
Photos taken by NASA’s spacecraft New Horizons during a flyby earlier this week revealed that Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) has two reddish globes joined by a narrow neck, much like a snowman.