This is what I found on JHUAPL.EDU:
Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission released the first detailed images of the most distant object ever explored — the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Its remarkable appearance, unlike anything we’ve seen before, illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago.
“This flyby is a historic achievement,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “Never before has any spacecraft team tracked down such a small body at such high speed so far away in the abyss of space. New Horizons has set a new bar for state-of-the-art spacecraft navigation.”
New day, new data! Brand-new findings from @NASANewHorizons’ flyby of the most distant object ever explored – #UltimaThule:
🌕No evidence of rings or satellites
🌐No evidence of an atmosphere
⛄️The two lobes are nearly identical in color
➕More! Details https://t.co/4N22FlYP8O pic.twitter.com/yWtcvntMSJ
— NASA (@NASA) January 3, 2019
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