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NASA renames faraway ice world Ultima Thule to ‘Arrokoth’

Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been renamed Arrokoth, or “sky” in the Native American Powhatan language, following a backlash over the previous name’s Nazi connotations. The icy rock, which orbits in the dark and frigid Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto, was surveyed by the NASA spaceship ..


The researchers at NASA finds evidence of water, organics on Kuiper Belt object ‘Ultima Thule’

The researchers at NASA space agency has found evidence for a unique mixture of methanol, water ice, and organic molecules on the surface of Ultima Thule, which is located in the Kuiper Belt – beyond the orbit of Neptune. The mixture is very different from most icy objects explored previously by spacecraft. Ultima Thule (also ..


NASA: finds Evidence of Water on Ultima Thule

(486958) 2014 MU69, also known as Ultima Thule, is a small, distant celestial object located in the Kuiper Belt, a region of the solar system beyond Neptune that is home to many small, icy objects. Ultima Thule was discovered in 2014 by the New Horizons spacecraft and was visited by the spacecraft on January 1, ..