The spacecraft New Horizons' first glimpse of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object 1.6 billion km past Pluto:

[Left: the actual image, a pixelated, bowling-pin-like blob. Right: an artist's rendering in greater detail. The red arrows show its rotation - spinning end over end.]


And here's a WaPo story about the flyby:

"Every image sent back from New Horizons is the most distant photograph ever taken. Each maneuver is further than anything NASA has done before."


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