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2014 MU69 Ultima Thule | by Lights In The Dark
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2014 MU69 Ultima Thule

Synthesized color image of 2014 MU69 #UltimaThule in space, made from LORRI images captured by New Horizons on Jan. 1, 2019. The distance to MU69 here is about 182,700 km (113,525 miles) and original resolution is about 140m/pixel, although I digitally upscaled it from there. Color is approximated using lower-resolution MVIS data. The angle of the contact binary (large one "Ultima," smaller one "Thule") is as captured by NH but I expanded the view to the right using two exposures, thereby centering the object. I left background bright spots; whether they're noise or stars they look nice.

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Uploaded on January 9, 2019