Ultima Thule: A Prehistoric Puzzler

Credit: Ultima Thule: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
HOUSTON—What NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft observed on its flyby of the distant Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule on New Year’s Day—especially the object’s strange shape—has sent scientists back to the drawing board for a look at how the Solar System’s earliest building blocks came together to form...

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