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NASA has shown how the cosmic “bowling pin”

NASA показало, как выглядит космическая "кегля"The object resembles a skittle bowling alley.

NASA published a picture of the Kuiper Belt 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, made by the New Horizons probe.

The form of the space object resembles a skittle bowling alley. Pictures were taken from a distance of 3.5 thousand kilometers from its surface. Ultima Thule size is 32 by 16 kilometers.

“Besides the fact that New Horizons was the first to explore Pluto, today, they flew near the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft,” said NASA Director Jim Bridenstine.

This allowed not only to discern the shape of a space object, but also to prove that it spins like a propeller with the axis.

Scientists still studied the Ultima Thule, and do not exclude the possibility that the two space bodies that revolve around each other.

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