The NASA New Horizons team published the first image of the farthest world that had ever been explored – a planetary block and the Kuiper Belt object was pushed into the new year 2019 by Ultima Thule, which looks like a person in deep meditation. Called "2014 MU69," the subject-detailed of which was published in the May 17 issue of Science magazine – resembles a human being sitting in a meditative pose, an ancient relic from the time of the formation of the planet.
Ultima Thule is the most distant study of an object in history ̵
At a distance of about 36 km, Ultima Thule consists of a large, oddly flat lobe (called Ultima) associated with a smaller, slightly rounded lobe (called Thule) At the junction called the "door".
Lobbies probably once went around one another, like many so-called binoculars in Kaiper's belt, until some process gathers them in what scientists have shown to be "gentle"
The alignment of the axes of Ultima and Thule shows that before the merger the two lobbies must have stopped, which means that the same sides have always collided with each other as they circle around the same point.
Researchers also explore a range of surface features of Ultima Thule, such as bright spots and spots, hills and troughs, and craters and pits.
Some smaller pits on the Kuiper Belt site, however, may have been created by the fall of material I in underground spaces or because of exotic ice passing from solid to gas and leaving pits in its place.
Scientists have found evidence of methanol, water ice, and organic molecules on the surface of Ultima Thule, a mixture very different from the coldest objects previously explored by spacecraft. (IANS)